The Boscobel Farmers Market kicks off its inaugural season at Depot Park next Saturday, May 9, for a 24-week run through Oct. 17. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday mornings.
“We have eight paid vendors so far and quite a few sponsors, but are in need of more,” said board member Katie Reynolds. “We’re hoping to make this more of an event, a destination, not just a farmers market.”
Vendors pay $50 for the 24-week season, or $10 per week if they wish to sell their wares on a weekly basis.
“We’ll be selling primarily local produce, meat and eggs, although there will also be crafts for sale,” Reynolds said. “We’re also looking at a monthly theme and activities for the kids like scavenger hunts. It’s a beautiful venue down there along the old railroad right-of-way between Highway 61 and downtown. The atmosphere is fabulous.”
The May 9 opening will also feature live music and a live radio broadcast by WRCO of Richland Center.
Among the vendors who have already signed up are Timber Lane Coffee, Sugar and Spice, Roth’s Fresh Farms, West Ridge Produce of rural Blue River and metal work by Vern and Peg Wienke. The Wisconsin River Trails Project will also have a booth selling t-shirts and other items in promotion of the trail.
“We want this to be successful and a part of Saturday mornings in Boscobel for years to come, but to make that a reality we need the community’s support,” Reynolds said.
For more information about the Boscobel Farmers Market, vendor information, or how to get involved, the group meets Tuesday’s at 7 p.m. at Timber Lane Coffee in downtown Boscobel. Information is also available on the Boscobel Farmers Market Facebook page or by calling Reynolds at (608) 375-2471.