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New venue for farmers market

Vendors sell wares Saturdays through October

— Daily Freeman-Journal file photo Ken Bever, right, picks out some potatoes for a customer at his stand at a 2016 Webster City farmers market. This year, the weekly market has moved to 1900 Superior St., near the Department of Human Services building.

The Webster City Farmers Market is in full swing. The farmers market began May 20 at its new location, 1900 Superior St., next to the Department of Human Services building, just south of Wilson Brewer Historic Park.

Locals can browse and buy items at the market from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday.

The market offers different things for the whole community, according to city councilman and market organizer Brian Miller.

“Depending on who you are, for the vendors it offers a place to sell their goods. All of which are objects the vendor takes pride in being able to offer,” Miller said. “For the most part the market offers things people don’t have the time or resources to do on their own.”

Each week nearly a dozen vendors frequent the event. Patrons can buy an assortment of home made and hand-crafted goods every Saturday morning.

“For the community it offers local organic produce, homemade baked items, BBQ, woodwork, crafts and local honey,” said Miller.

The market’s location changed this year due to concerns of accessibility and visibility.

“The old spot west of the depot was hidden from the street and a hazard with the uneven ground and some trip hazards,” said Miller. “The new are that the county allows us to use eliminates those problems. We can’t thank them enough for allowing us to setup there.”

Vendors who wish to participate can pick up a sign up form at city hall. There is no charge to sign up.

The market season runs until it gets too cold out, or when the fresh produce runs out. In the event of rain, the farmers market will be held at ACE Community Center, 1440 East Second St.

Contact Webster City City Councilman Brian Miller at (515) 835-8930 or email bmiller@webstercity.com for more information.

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