FARMINGTON — The Farmington Farmers Market has added a website and Facebook page this year to help their customers, farmers and vendors stay better connected as they open for their 12th year this weekend.
The farmers market will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday on the Farmington VFW Parking Lot. Farmington Mayor Stuart “Mit” Landrum will formally announce it open at 8 a.m.
One of the organizers Ginny Smith said a study done recently she had read from Northwest Farmers Alliances said it is proven farmers markets are less expensive, have healthier foods and the products lasts longer.
Smith was pleased with the success from last year, and they are hoping for another successful year.
One of the original founders of the Farmington Farmers Market, Becky Landrum, said because they have had such an early spring they will possibly have fresh spring vegetables such as lettuce, onions and spinach for sale Saturday. This weekend they are expected to have plants and possibly trees and bushes native to the area and honey.
“Farmers have enjoyed the nice weather so far this year,” said Landrum.
In past markets, they have had jams and jellies, baked goods, soaps, fruits, eggs, produce, beef, organic compost, nuts, berries, flowers, plants, beans, maple syrups and more.
Last year they had about 40 farmers and vendors registered for the market. But had between 15 and 20 show up at any one time to sell. Any new farmers are welcome to come to the farmers market.
New this year, all managers, vendors and farmers will have aprons so they will be identifiable at the farmers market.
The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoons beginning May 2. The market will be held in the VFW parking lot at 814 E. Karsch Boulevard.
This year the Farmington Farmers Market has added a Facebook page. You can find it by looking for Farmington Farmers Market.
They also have a website www.farmingtonfarmersmarket.org.
For more information about setting as a farmer or vendor at the Farmington Farmers Market call Smith at 756-2284.
Maridee Lawson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 756-8927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.