Marion farmers market reorganizing

Marion Pride is working to reorganize a farmers market for Wednesday evenings in Central Park. Carol Laue is spearheading the effort.

ā€œIā€™m really excited about getting the farm and art market started again,ā€ she said.

The markets will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Central Park. Laue said Pride is eliminating some restrictions on vendors, such as requiring goods sold be homegrown or homemade. She also said Pride will no longer charge vendors to set up a booth.

The overall goal is to get more vendors and customers to Central Park, Laue said. Pride is also seeking non-profit groups that want to sell meals at the market to raise money.

There will be a countywide meeting for farmers market vendors at 5:30 p.m. today in the Santa Fe Room of Marion City Library to discuss regulations about selling at farmers markets.

 

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