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Cherokee offers Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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There is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Cherokee Area Farmers Market gathers at the Cherokee Depot grounds where area farmers and gardens sell the fruits of the labor.

The market is open every Thursday from June 5 to September 25 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Once you're at the Farmers Market you can find most varieties of vegetables plus baked goods at affordable prices. The market features only Iowa grown produce that is grown in Cherokee County and the adjoining counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Ida, O'Brien, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux and Woodbury.

The market also features art and craft items that are made with skill, artistry or precision and sold at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market by the people who make the items.

You have to get there early because much of the produce is sold fast. Last week there were more vendors than there had been in previous weeks.

With most produce now coming to flourishing this week, the Farmers Market is predicted to have even more vendors.

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Many area residents flocked to the Cherokee Area Farmers Market last Thursday to shop for locally grown produce. Photo by Mike Leckband
Jim Adamson, an organizer of the event since it first started five years ago, reports that vendors have been lined up for Thursday including vendors who have the training and certification needed to accept coupons provided to senior citizens through a state program.

The program is the Farmers Market Nutrition Program of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Coupons have been distributed to area senior citizens by the Siouxland Agency on Aging since June 16.

Those interested in being a vendor should contact Jim Adamson at 229-9502. There is a fee of $5 per day or $30 for the season to be a vendor.



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