Whether you run a farm or you manage your local town's farmer's market, you know that it's difficult to hold your outdoor event during cold or inclement weather. Metal buildings can provide you with a convenient way to hold your farmer's markets all year long, rain or shine. As you look for a metal building, here are a few features to discuss with your contractor.
One great benefit of having a building for your market is that you can use part of the space to hold cooking exhibitions. This gives you a way to show off different ways to use the products you sell, and it can give people an extra reason to stop by your market. Providing kitchen space makes it easy to invite chefs from local restaurants to demonstrate cooking techniques to visitors. Work with your contractor to create an open kitchen design so guests can view the cooking process, or use a glass wall to separate the kitchen from the rest of the building.
You'll want to make sure that your building offers heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, so be sure to discuss this with your contractor. Air conditioning is a great added benefit for your market, as it gives you a way to invite vendors from local dairies and butcher shops to the market. They can be sure that the climate-controlled space will help them to keep their goods fresh and ready for customers.
Secure Office Space
Having a secure office space provides you and your vendors with a way to keep personal items safe during the market events, and it also gives you a place to keep a cash safe tucked away from sight. You can also use this room as your main office space for your farm as an added benefit. The room should have a closet in which you can place the safe, and the doors should feature secure locks for added protection.
One way that your market can stand out from the competition is by offering personal comfort features, such as public restrooms. Consider adding a family restroom in addition to the traditional men's and women's rooms, as this provides a convenient way for parents to care for their young ones at the event. Another option for personal comfort is to add lockers to the space outside of the restroom, which can be used for storing personal items while people shop at the market.
A metal building can provide lots of great benefits for your farmer's market, and it also makes it easy to ensure your market is open through cold weather, rainy days, and everything in between.