Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Open Call for Quality Oregon Vendors

Applications for Oregon and Washington produce, food and craft vendors are now being accepted by a new nonprofit, the Villebois Sunday Market.  The market, in the Villebois Village Center, in Wilsonville, Ore., is located at the corners of Villebois Village Drive and Barber Street and is slated to run from May 3 to October 18.  Vendor stalls start at $25/day with flexible dates and discounts available.  To receive application information, please contact villeboissundaymarket@gmail.com or call 503-241-3834.

This community nonprofit will operate on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and organizers hope to offer a variety of local entertainment, fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and other Oregon farm-produced goods -- from cheese to honey to wine.  Additionally, local artisans, florists and nursery vendors are welcome to have stalls at the weekly event.

Convenient vendor loading and parking areas adjoin the market area, which is surrounded by hundreds of established single and multiple family residences in the heart of Wilsonville.

Locally owned Costa Pacific Communities, noted for its transit-friendly, award-winning communities is underwriting the costs for the Villebois Sunday Market.  The company received national attention for the planning and development of Orenco Station in Hillsboro, a 190-acre mixed-use community located along the Westside MAX light rail line.  In 1999, Orenco Station was named "Master Planned Community of the Year" by the National Association of Home Builders.  The Orenco Station Farmers Market started the same year.  The Orenco Station Sunday Market now has more than 75 vendors and operates year-round.  

For more information regarding the market and the Villebois community, please see www.villebois.com.