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-North Miami Beach Farmers And Artisanal Market debuted to a solid showing the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
-The Market will run monthly starting in January.
-NMB Commissioner Marlen Martell has worked on delivering a Farmers Market to the city for years.
-Martell teamed up with Wynwood Farmers Market CEO Melissa Frantz to get the project off the ground this year.
The North Miami Beach Farmers And Artisanal Market opened on November 19.
The market is North Miami Beach’s first entry into the farmers market game and will become a monthly event starting in January.
The market was created after NMB Commissioner Marlen Martell approached Wynwood Farmers Market CEO Melissa Frantz.
Martell had long dreamed of bringing a market to NMB and was impressed by what Frantz had accomplished in Wynwood.
“I went to the one she runs in Wynwood, and it was fabulous,” Martell said in an interview.
Frantz worked with the city to develop the market and was given a big boost by local attorney Victor Dante when he offered to let his parking lot be used for the event.
Over 20 vendors had booths at the event and hundreds of local residents attended.
“I think the vendors are happy,” Frantz said of the first event. “Generally everyone made some sales and they want it to be successful.”
“This could become a really great market. The community really wants it,” Frantz said. “We could easily double what we had today. It brings community together.
Allison Academy provided the musical entertainment at the event.
The next NMB Farmers Market will be on January 20, 2018. The venue will be announced.
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