1994 The Orleans Farmers' Market started with a handful of vendors in the parking lot of the Orleans Bowling Alley.
1995 the market moved to The Cape Cod Five Operations Center on West Road. The market grew to about 15 vendors and stayed at C.C.5 until 2000, opperating from June to September.
2001 the market moved to 21 Old Colony Way.
2003 The Orleans Farmers' Market, Inc. became a Massachusetts non-profit and grew again to 30 vendors and operated from May to November.
2003 to 2017 The market has increased to 42 vending spaces and in 2017 to a year-round market, open 50 weeks a year.
2012 to 2014 a Wednesday afternoon market was added during July and August. The Wednesday market was discontinued in 2015 due to lack of customers.
2014 The market worked with existing vendors and the Community Development Partnership to pilot an every-other week winter market. The market ran from December to April during 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
2016 The Orleans Farmers' Market, Inc. applied for Non-Profit Status with the IRS. As of September 2017 we are still waiting for an answer.
12/2016 to 4/2017 the market was run as a weekly winter market collaboration between the CDP and The Orleans Farmers' Market, Inc.. The market has an average of 22 winter vendors each week.
12/2017 and forward the Orleans Farmers' Market, Inc.is a year-round market, running from January to December and open for 50 weeks with 42 outside vendors and 30 inside vendors.
2018 looks to be a year of more donations and community involvement with a year-round community presence.
Thanks to all for 23 years of community !