LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A ‘huge response’ to a survey issued by Livingston County Development is pushing interest in the County helping administrate several small farmers markets.
Bill Bacon, Director of the Livingston County Development, said that 1,367 people responded to the online survey.
“The idea that seems to be gaining the most traction is a central farmers market hub with several satellite offices,” said Bacon. “There ares still plenty of conversations to be had, but Geneseo has the central mass to support a farmers market and the College has been very supportive of their existing farmers market, which has been quite successful.”
The proposal is for the county to provide some administrative assistance that could alleviate some headaches for the local markets, which seem to be growing.
“Lima has one, Dansville has one, Mount Morris has one, and now Livonia is opening one,” said Bacon. “If there’s a way for us to help them administratively, so that they don’t have to deal with paperwork and turnover and burnout, we’re all about it.”
County Development continues to test the waters of public interest.
Their next survey on a County-administrated farmers market is now out and available here, this time gauging the interest of potential vendors.