After meeting Monday night with area farmers and producers, the Boscobel Chamber of Commerce announced that its first Farmer’s Market will open on Saturday, May 9 and continue on Saturday mornings through October. The market will be located along the Depot Park walkway between Walnut Street and the Boscobel Depot.
“Our intention is to have a relaxing atmosphere in a convenient downtown location,” said Chamber President Tom Richter. “We’ve already got people signed up and are looking for more.”
Among those expressing interest in being part of the Boscobel Farmer’s Market are local crafters, a honey producer, a fish farmer from Mt. Zion and a shitake mushroom grower from Gays Mills.
“This is going to be primarily farm products,” Richter said. “Homemade crafts are wonderful, but we don’t want to turn this into a craft show.”
In addition to selling local produce, the Chamber is looking at live music, seminars on topics such as canning and straw bale gardening, the Master Gardener program and more.
Vendors can rent space for $50/year or $10/week. “Obviously, we’re trying to encourage people to sign up on an annual basis,” Richter said.
For more information, contact the Chamber office at (608) 375-2672,