Starting today, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Cherokee Farmers' Market at the historic Cherokee Railroad Depot will be starting it's sixth year. The market will be open every Thursday through Sept. 24.
Jim Adamson, an organizer of the popular event, 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.
Adamson announced that there will be further information available soon regarding the Farmers Market Nutrition Program of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
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 's harvested in Cherokee and surrounding counties.
The market also features art and craft items made with skill, artistry and precision , sold by the people who made the items.
You have to get to the market earl,y because much of the produce sells out fast.
Those interested in being vendors should contact Jim Adamson at 712-229-9502. There is a fee of $5 per day, or $30 for the season, to be a vendor.