The growing season has started, which means Cultural Crossroad's Farmer's Market will be open soon and planning for the market is starting now.
A meeting for anyone interested in selling at or supporting our farmers market's fourth season is set for Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Farm located across from Save-A-Lot on the corner of Talton and East Union Streets.
Our main focus is to encourage and promote local growers. There are so many great things about farmer's markets, such as giving local people an opportunity to profit from their gardens or hobbies and bringing the community together to support one another.
The meeting is open to all vendors and growers of the past three seasons and we are hoping to gain additional members.
We are want to encourage anyone that is interested in either producing or selling produce to attend the meeting.
We also have a program for students- we really support the entrepreneurship of our young people!
Two years ago Cultural Crossroads Farmer's Market initiated a young entrepreneurs program that offered free vendor space to 4-H'ers and any student interested in selling their homemade, handmade or homespun goods or vegetables.
One example of the success of that program is 14-year-old Guy Twyman, who brought his homemade soaps to market. He became a market favorite! We hope to see more students like Guy this season.
The target date for opening this year is in May but the exact date and hours will be determined by the newly formed Farmers Market Council, which will be discussed at the Thursday meeting.
Call Pam Brunson at 371-9006 for more information on the Farmer's Market and to keep up with Farm and Cultural Crossroads events and meetings find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/culturalcrossroadsofminden