JACC Calendar

Saturday, July 17, 2010

extending the dates for the Farmers Market

Ed Buyarski mentioned that the farmers will just be starting harvest about the time we are planning to stop the market - mid August. There will be the big Food Festival on August 28, but we'd planned to stop at that. How would you all feel about continuing ton at least through Labor Day weekend? Beyond? We would make the Main Hall be the default location, and if we have one of the those remarkable apple-crispy clear September Days move to the lawn.
What do you think?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Music this week!

Steve Tada and a flautist friend will be playing music at the market this Saturday! Spread the word.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I am not sure we would be able to attend if the day is switched to Sundays. I do understand the conflict with the building though, and would definitely appreciate the option of getting out of the rain!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Additional Surveymonkey comments

1.Its a heads up conflict to change the day of the market: but it seems better to have the hall available if needed than to keep the same dayWed, Jul 7, 2010 9:17 AMFind...
2.As a volunteer, I am happy to change times/days. I would defer to vendors' preferences/needs, though. SarahMon, Jul 5, 2010 12:50 PMFind...
3.I like having both markets at the same time, in the same spot. I think the Farmers Market should not be restricted to "grown or gathered" because many people are skilled at preserving and baking, but cannot grow their own berries etc. And a good homemade apple or peach pie can't be beat! If we are allowed to make berry pies, we should be allowed to make other kinds of breads or pastries that are also shelf stable.

I was recently in Gustavus where there were some extremely good homemade chocolate tarts at the Farmer's Market. And the giant cinnamon rolls, oh my!

Farmers also make handicrafts in the winter which might fall under the artists market, but sewn, crocheted or knitted items are a traditional farm item.

Expanding both markets will help both markets attract vendors and create more public interest.
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 9:22 AMFind...
4.Four hours seems like the right amount of time.Mon, Jul 5, 2010 6:53 AMFind...
5.Since I am unable to participate this year, I am reluctant to respond to the specifics above. However, I feel that Saturday is most likely better for locals while Sunday brings in more tour ships. The ideal would be to be open both days if possible--thinking ahead to next year. If I were able to participate this year, I would have to preference for Sat or Sunday given the rain situation!Sun, Jul 4, 2010 8:07 PMFind...
6.We're in a rian forest - need to plan for the rain. Tents are nice, bu not adequate if the goal is to establish the market as a regular thing. If we change back to Saturdays next year, perhaps the market could go from 8am - noon so that JACC could still be available in the afternoons/evenings???Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:31 AMFind...
7.Saturday markets are great! If the JACC is too problematic, get the City's permission to use the part of Marine Park where the Maritime Festival was held on nice days, and see if the City would let you use (part of) the top parking floor of the library parking garage on bad-weather days. That would keep the mkt in a consistent place, rain or shine. There should be plenty of parking in the garage and nobody would get wet on rainy days!Sat, Jul 3, 2010 8:57 PMFind...
8.I think it's grand no matter when it happens :)

Survey Monkey comments

1.Move the saturday market to Sunday on the conflicted schedule days.Wed, Jul 7, 2010 9:17 AMFind...
2.Haines farmers: it looks like they could ferry in Sat, then home at 3pm Sun. Doable for them? I'd hate to lose the Haines farmers.Mon, Jul 5, 2010 12:50 PMFind...
3.I like consistency and more cruise shipsMon, Jul 5, 2010 10:01 AMFind...
4.Since I work during the week, having Saturday to prepare would be good. I guess it depends on how the community will accept a Sunday market. And an indoor market is a great idea.Mon, Jul 5, 2010 9:22 AMFind...
5.If Sundays the hours need to be later since many locals go to church.Mon, Jul 5, 2010 6:53 AMFind...
6.This is our first full summer; it's an experiement. Changing to Sundays will give us more info to learn from.Sun, Jul 4, 2010 7:31 AMFind...
7.The fact that so much else happens on Saturdays is a drawing card for the mkt - keep it on Saturday! Change the venue (subport?), seek donations for tents, do whatever you have to do, but keep it on Saturday. Sunday will be dead!Sat, Jul 3, 2010 8:57 PMFind...
8.can the people currently signed up change dates? some are coming from out of town.Sat, Jul 3, 2010 6:04 PM

Surveymonkey date/time preferences

From Wild Oven


I appreciate the clear communication on the continued location of the Market and the prospects for indoor/rain accommodation.

I understand that a Sunday market is undesirable for GV CSA pickup.  For WILD OVEN, Sunday  (11-3) would actually work better, separating my Breadshare and Market productions.  Perhaps next year GV could accommodate a Sunday pickup at the Market.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Minor disaster

Taking down the tents last Saturday, I made a tactical error by not emptying the lake of water from the Jazz & Classics tent cover before lowering it, and the legs buckled....
We'll be buying them a new tent. : (

Alaskan produce CSA box to arrive July 16!

Glacier Valley Farm CSA is your connection to locally grown produce, Alaskan made artisan foods, and organically grown fruit and produce!
Glacier Valley Farm CSA subscribers get bountiful boxes with only locally grown vegetables in the peak summer months. In the winter and spring we’re supplementing them with organically grown fruits and vegetables! Plus, you’ll always receive a newsletter packed with delicious, healthy recipes specifically tailored to the box contents, vegetable storage tips, and news about the local farms.
Sound good? Just visit our website and sign up! We hope you are looking forward to your 18-20 lbs of beautiful produce delivered to the Juneau Artists Market/Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
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Juneau deliveries begin this month on July 17, next will be July 31.

Saturday or Sunday?

The results from the SurveyMonkey (15 responding so far) indicate that Sundays would be the preferred day, and a fairly even split between 10 - 2 and 11 - 3 as the hours.

Here's the complications though: The Glacier Valley CSA folks have arranged for their boxes of Alaskan produce to arrive on Alaska Air on Fridays, for pick up on Saturdays, and I know that this was not an easy arrangement for them.

Also, it is my understanding that the Wild Oven folks bake for Saturday pickup.

The next couple of dates, July 10, 17, and 24 are all clear in the Main Hall, so weather can be what it wants to be and we can  move indoors as needed. The event on 8/7 may be fairly accommodating and OK with Market in the morning.

So I think, for now, we will hold and keep the Market on Saturday morning from 10 - 2.

Some comments in the survey ask why we want everyone to stick to the hours: If at all possible, it is important to have a concerted effort, and unified front to make the event seem lively and full. Don't want to hear "There's not much there" from the patrons - it will defeat the whole thing for all of us. 

Other suggestions, that we move to the subport, Marine Park, or the parking garage, are not practical from the JACC perspective. The logistics of moving all the tables etc to another location make those alternatives quite difficult. In fact, one of our motivations for having the Market in the first place is to make use of the JACC facility and help support it during the summer/slow months. We don't have the staff or wherewithall to move stuff other places really.

At this point, we'll hold to Saturdays, and fingers crossed for great weather!