The Artisan Plaza Farmers Market is hoping to have 20-25 vendors at this year’s weekly event.
The farmers market will start in June and end in October, David Olson, owner of the Artisan Plaza said.
Since 2017, the farmers market has been open. Originally, Olson said, the market was created because there wasn’t enough space at the downtown farmers market.
Last year, Olson said the farmers market had 13 full-time and a handful of part-time vendors.
Despite a pandemic, Olson said the market did incredibly well.
There was a rush of people who, rather than going out to eat, were cooking at home more. When they started cooking at home, people wanted locally sourced fruits, meats, and vegetables.
Olson believes that mentality will continue into the future, with more residents looking to buy local, whether it’s fruits and vegetables or homemade goods.
The farmers market is looking for vendors that make homemade products whether it’s pottery, baked goods, and more.
“It’s going to be the biggest and best market that we’ve ever done,” Olson said.
Olson even said there’s a chance of the Cannon Cruise coming to the Artisan Plaza and the annual Fall Fest too.
When asked when the Artisan Plaza would re-open after closing this fall, Olson said that it remains undetermined.
Even though the state has begun to roll back COVID-19 related restrictions, Olson said there is still apprehension by customers and doesn’t believe it’s feasible at this time.
Re-opening is dictated solely on what the public and employees are interested in, Olson said.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, email or contact Olson for more information.