DOVER – The Downtown Dover Partnership is seeking input for a dynamic summer market to enrich the downtown Dover community.
The partnership is now exploring whether the time is right to reintroduce the program and is looking for ideas from community members as to what they’d like to see at a “reignited” market.
They will also be seeking input from vendors, including food truck vendors, regarding their availability to participate.
“Many will remember the former Capital City Farmer’s Market that offered produce, craft items, children’s activities, and music,” said Tina Bradbury, DDP market manager. “But after COVID-19, new regulations required new sales set up and processes that resulted in challenges to successfully recruit vendors and attract shoppers.”
Those shoppers and vendors interested in sharing their ideas for the market are invited to complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/CapitalCityMarket.
The survey includes questions about preferences, demonstrations, what days of week and times they would be most likely to shop, and ideas of ways to reinvigorate the programming.
The deadline to complete the survey is Thursday, April 20.
“A successful market requires support from the entire community including vendors, farmers, food trucks, volunteers, and entertainers, so we hope to get a strong response and lots of ideas through the survey,” said Jordan Resh, who will be overseeing this year’s market if it attracts enough interest to open.