Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash, and green beans?
Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers’ Market will be the place to be, starting on June 1 at the June Jaunt event at Jack Kilby Square, and continuing June 6 through Sept. 12 on Thursday evenings. Market organizers are currently seeking a variety of interested vendors to participate in the Summer Street Stroll.
The farmers’ market focus is locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, garden products and baked goods, locally produced crafts, handmade items, and area artists’ creations from ceramics to paintings and other arts. Booths for other items and commercial products will be a part of special Thursday night Summer Street Stroll events that will be announced at a later date.
Barton County Health Educator Janel Rose and Great Bend’s Community Coordinator Christina Hayes have been working together to enhance the local farmers market with the added Thursday evening option in collaboration with retailers during the monthly Thank You Thursdays and the weekly City Band concerts at Jack Kilby Square.
“This will give working individuals the opportunity to get fresh produce, shop local retailers, and catch the community concert,” Hayes said.
“This opportunity to increase farmers’ market days also means giving people more access to healthy foods which is part of the Health Department’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction program work” Rose said. “We invite local vendors to contact us about participating at the June Jaunt events and the Summer Street Stroll Farmers’ Market”.
There will be no charge for Farmers Market vendors on Thursdays, but interested vendors will need to apply to receive an assigned and approved vendor space.
Contact Christina Hayes at city offices, 620-793-4111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, for vendor information for June Jaunt and Janel Rose at Barton County Health Departmen