The market board directors and I have determined that the extreme cold conditions forecast for this weekend will create unsafe conditions. We start setting up the market before sunrise. The combination of extreme cold and slight breezes create a wind chill temperature around zero degrees during setup time. Furthermore, the temperatures likely won't rise above freezing before the market closing time. We don't want vendors, customers or volunteers to suffer frostbite or worse. Better safe than sorry.
As I mentioned just a few months ago, we send closure messages via the Grapevine mailing list, Twitter (http://twitter.com/HillsdaleFM or @HillsdaleFM ), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HillsdaleFM), and FlashAlert (http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=2656). All are good ways to find out if the market is closed in bad weather conditions.
Thank you for understanding our decision and for your loyal support of the farmers and vendors at the Hillsdale Farmers Market. We had planned on being closed next week. However, we will run the market next Sunday, December 15th. Weather willing, we'll see at 10am.
Hillsdale Farmers Market