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2014 Spring Opening of the Farmers' and Crafters' Market of Wooster

Posted: April 9, 2014 - 7:01pm

The Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market at Wooster officially opens for the 2014 Market Season at 8 a.m. on April 12 at the Wooster City Park.

Opening Day will be a spring celebration with fresh produce and homemade foods for sale by local farmers. Local craftsmen will have handmade items for sale. At noon the Easter Bunny will be available for photos and at 1 p.m. the Wooster Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place followed by free refreshments for all. Children from Birth to fifth grade are invited to participate in the free hunt for candy and prize filled plastic eggs. Guests may enjoy the Bounce House and receive temporary free face tattoos. Vendor fees are waived for Opening Day. Information about how to become a Market Member Vendor or to register your organization for a fundraiser opportunity will be available at from the Market Manager and at the Roadrunners’ Extension Homemakers Club Vendor Booth.

Five Market Member Farmers have been authorized to accept W.I.C. vouchers. The Wooster Market will be open for sales from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday only of each week starting April 12 and continuing until Oct. 25 at the Wooster City Park. Anyone who wishes to sell at the 2014 Market must comply with all Arkansas Regulations (aka the cottage law) and be a registered vendor. All vendors are strongly urged to pre- register and to be at the park by 7:30 a.m. to set up. Vendors may sell from the back of a vehicle or from under a canopy, shade or large tent like covering. Vendor applications may be picked up at Wooster City Hall or at the Market on Saturday.

Local non-profit groups may request to serve and sell refreshments at the Saturday market as a fund raiser. All interested parties are invited to attend the next planning meeting 10:30 a.m. on July 12 at the Market.

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