At the signing, Mayor Murphy said the Cherokee Area Farmers Market is an important part of Cherokee's economic and social well - being, and it gives new and small scale farmers an outlet for their products.
Murphy encourages the citizens of Cherokee to recognize the importance of the bountiful production of our local producers, and applauds the efforts of those who work to keep this market operating, and the contributions the Cherokee Area Farmers Market adds to our community.
"We are in peak season, we are excited about celebrating Cherokee Area Farmers Market Week, and we invite everyone to come Thursday and enjoy the day and shop the market, " said Market Manager Jim Adamson.
The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is one of over 200 in the State of Iowa.
Iowa Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week showcases the contributions and importance of farmers markets.
Brenda Medick, Cherokee County Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Coordinator, along with Youth and 4-H volunteers, Food and Nutrition Specialists, and Master Food Volunteers, will be particapating at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market on Thursday Aug, 11.
The Cherokee Area Farmers Market is open every Thursday June through September from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the restored, historic Cherokee Railroad Depot, 119 S. Fourth St., Cherokee.