Letter to the Editor

Farmers Market opens July 5

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dear Editor,

Local gardeners and farmers will soon be harvesting fresh produce. That means it's nearly time for the McCook Main Street Saturday morning Farmers Markets to begin. Because our growing season has been a bit out of the ordinary, the produce coming to market this summer will follow a different schedule too.

This year, the Farmers Market will move from the B Street location up a few blocks to the former West Ward school block, bordered by West Fourth and Fifth and C and D streets. The market will be every Saturday morning beginning July 5 and continuing weekly until mid-September. It begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until around noon.

The market is a wonderful place to meet neighbors and friends while shopping from the many vendors who bring superb fresh produce, food products and baked goods to market.

New vendors are always welcome. Items offered for sale must be home-grown produce or home-baked goods such as breads, cookies, cakes, rolls and fruit pies. Cream pies and baked goods which require refrigeration are not permitted. Meat vendors must have a special permit and required refrigeration. As in previous seasons, no fee will be charged to vendors for a stall space.

Vendors should enter from the D. Street driveway.

Several of the produce vendors are licensed to accept Nebraska Senior Nutrition Coupons, Contact Sonia Caldwell for more information about that program.

Organizers also are looking for several volunteers to help out at the Saturday markets.

Please contact me at (308) 345-3081 or Sonia Caldwell (308) 345-4703 for additional information, to register as a vendor or to volunteer to make this a great season at the McCook Main Street Farmers Market.


Ivan Schmid

Farmers Market Manager

McCook Main Street


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  • Thanks to Ivan, Sonia, Main Street and the city in their efforts to make improvements.

    -- Posted by dennis on Wed, Jun 18, 2008, at 8:52 AM
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