Farmer’s Market celebrates 40 years | News from the region

Saturday marked the 40th celebration of the Emporia Farmers Market. The celebration included a watermelon game for children and took place during its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

“It’s a good place for the community to gather and we have lots of local produce, so when COVID hit and people struggled to buy groceries, we were another option where they could find produce and they could find meat,” Wanda Myers, Farmers Market Board Chairman said. “It brings the community together, we have customers who come more for the social aspect than to actually buy. Come and see their friends and visit them. It’s a good way to bring farmers and city dwellers together.

James V. Payne