Farmer’s Market growing slowly
Like the items vendors are selling, the new Minneota Farmers Market continues to grow.
"The first week we had three vendors," said organizer Jenny Buysse, who is also a vendor.
"It was early in the season, so we had just a small amount of produce. But we had fresh eggs, canned produce and fresh herbs." The Farmers Market, which has run every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot for the past four weeks, averages three to four vendors each week.
"There are two that are there each week consistently, with the others rotating," said Buysse. "The produce is increasing and the variety is as well. We also had fresh honey and baked goods."
Customers have also been increasing each week as the weather has been cooperating. "I was a little nervous twice, but the weather cleared both times before the start," said Buysse. "Customer turnout has been very good.”
"Right away at 5 to 5:30 is quite busy with people continuing to come until 6:30, for sure. We have people that have come every week to see what we have."
Vendors are still welcome to join the others and sell vegetables, canned goods, eggs, baked goods and more. There is no vendor fee.
Overall, Buysse said, the first month of the Farmers Market has been a success.
"The first month has done well and I expect it to continue to grow as the word gets out more and more," she said
"We will go thru September and see about October when the time comes."