Northeast Farmers Market set to kick off May 17th

Catalina Melgoza
Editorial Assistant
Northeast News

The Northeast Farmer’s Market has been in the neighborhood since 2014, when it was initiated by the Mattie Rhodes Center.

Northeast Farmer’s Market Director Jenna Wilkins is a Northeast resident whose affiliation at the market began when she hosted a vendor booth during its first year. She now manages the market, while also maintaining her own vegetable growing operation and running a vendor booth each season.

Wilkins is now entering her third year managing the Northeast Farmer’s Market.
“I look forward to seeing many vendors and organizations from last year, while seeing some new faces as well,” Wilkins said.

The farmer’s market features doesn’t just provide fresh goods for its patrons; there will also be live entertainment from local acts while attendees shop. Wilkins expects to make the best out of this season and provide the Northeast community with all the local, fresh products they love.

“It’s been a rough Spring for farmers, so I am expecting it to start off short,” she added.

The farmer’s market will begin May 17th and run through October 5th. The market will be held every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Starting this year, the market will host a themed event on every third Thursday of each month. There are plenty of fun activities for children, as well.

For those that receive SNAP/EBT, the market and Double Up Food Bucks will double SNAP credit. If you ride your bike to the market, you will receive $5 free to spend at the market. As in years past, the market will be located at the corner of Independence Avenue and Gladstone Boulevard.

For more information and a full list of vendors and organizations, you can visit the Northeast Farmer’s Market website at: https://nefarmersmarket.wordpress.com

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