In August of 2003, Park Ridge Community Church ran a trial Community Farmer’s Market to see if it would attract people from the neighborhood. We knew that several thousand cars pass our corner every day, but would they stop to shop?
Yes, they did! The Community Market had phenomenal success, quickly growing from 30 vendors the first week to over 55 vendors the last week. Neighbors were drawn in and enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and the opportunity to shop for local produce and crafts.
The year of 2004 was the first full year of the Market with a consistent 40 vendors each week and a growing customer base through the summer.
Every new season we look to build on what we learned in the previous years, and continue to see the Market grow. We desire to be a blessing to you as a vendor by providing a good opportunity to market your product. We also desire to see the Market grow in size and be a very successful Market in the Northwest. We have ample vendor space and parking for customers. We are situated in a growing and prosperous community, so we feel our goals are realistic.