May 02, 2021 11:12 PM

Farmers' Market opens this week in Junction City

Posted May 02, 2021 11:12 PM

Fresh fruits, vegetables and eventually perhaps even flowers are in the plans for the Farmers' Market in Junction City this year. The 2021 edition of the Market is opening this Thursday, May 6,  from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the JC Naz Church, 1025 South Washington.

Susan Jagerson, Grant Coordinator for Live Well Geary County, said both old and new vendors have been lined up to participate. "Our main focus for the market is healthy eating and promoting and providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables." Officials are also seeking more variety for the market. "We still want to focus on homemade, home grown for the market, but maybe some flower vendors, maybe some plants, jams and jellies and of course our honey vendors will be back, "said Jagerson.

In past years the market began in June, but Jagerson noted that vendors wanted to start earlier this year. She said officials are looking at possibly adding some different events in 2021. "Stay tuned and we'll be adding some weekly features and weekly events.

The Market is scheduled to run on Thursdays from May through October.