Wooster Market opens soon

Whether you just grow a few things for your own pleasure and have a very small garden or you have acreage and like to sell your excess; whether you make pot holders, baby blankets, quilts, fascinators or bracelets, Wooster Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is the place to show off your talents this spring.

Opening day for the Market will be April 12. The season will continue until Oct. 25 and end with a big market season celebration.

Last year was the Market’s first season, which brought in much participation from vendors and buyers.

Vendors can bring their trucks, a small wagon or their car trunk loaded with things to sell. Registration and set up begins 30 minutes prior to opening.

There is plenty of vendor space and open play area for children. No pets are allowed.

Spring gardens may bring early radishes, peas, little green onions, pansies and lettuce. Butternut squash and that big hit — tomatoes — always come a little later.

Last year vendors even brought blueberries, cantaloupe, onions, squash, watermelons, muscadine grapes, pickles, jams, jellies, quilts, jewelry, oranges, pears, peppers, purple hull peas, pot holders, scrubbies and even Shetland sheep roving wool. Another vendor usually brings his farm-raised beef.

Market Board meetings will be held Feb. 8, March 8 and July 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Wooster Fire Department building. All those interested in helping on this 2014 committee are welcome to attend.

The Market will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at Wooster City Park at the corner of Shaw Bridge Rd. and Parkway Drive, five miles west of Greenbrier.

Vendors may obtain full rules and applications when they arrive or may pick them up at 104 Patton Rd., in Wooster.

For more information email WoosterMarket@gmail.com or call 501-581-7371. There is also a Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market at Wooster Facebook page.

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