By Dan Bechtold, Editor
There was fresh produce, baked goods, canned goods and handcrafted items at the first Colome Area Farmers Market held Thursday afternoon in the Colome City Park.
The farmers market will be held every Thursday through Oct. 18 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
There were eight vendors at Thursday’s farmers market.
Shelly Weiler said the idea for a farmers market started “because I thought we needed it. We needed a place where people could buy things they do not have time to make themselves and people who like to make the items have a place to sell their goods,” she said.
There will be fun things planned throughout the summer. There will be a kids night where there will be freeze pops for the kids and a painted rock scavenger hunt.
Musical guests to present live entertainment are also planned.
Weiler said the organizers had a goal in starting the farmers market. “We wanted people coming back to Colome. Everyone goes out of town for things. People are busy with school and work and we wanted to keep things in Colome. We want to show we have fun things here too and it is a fun place to shop,” she said.
Weiler hopes it keeps going well. “I hope the eagerness of the vendors and the shoppers continue,” Weiler added.
The next farmers market will be July 26.