The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market is looking for new ways to drum up business during the week. CBC.ca is reporting that the Market's board of directors have approached a U.S. consulting firm to help them revaluate their current business model and strategize a possible new plan.
According to the news article since making the move to being open six days a week, board members and vendors are concerned at the slow foot traffic during the Monday to Friday lull. Weekends at the market continue to draw large, profitable crowds, but one vendor — Graeme Ruppell of Getaway Meat Mongers tells CBC that "There might have been an overreach to go from a one-day , one-afternoon market straight into a six-day market."
New York consultant Project for Public Spaces suggests that the market cut back its hours to Saturday and Sunday and possibly a day or two throughout the week, while revising regulations for vendors — several of whom express in the article support for a fresh outside perspective.
Haligonia, tell us how you'd like to see the Market operate to maximize the profitability of its new location. Read the full story here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/11/08/ns-seaport-market-help.html