HAWARDEN—Local vendors will be on-site at the first Hawarden Farmers Market of the season tonight (Thursday, July 11).
The market will be open 5-7 p.m. every Thursday evening through Oct. 17 at Veteran’s Park, by the rocket slide in Hawarden.
Karen Longhorn is the market manager, Sandra Johnson is her assistant and Lester Janssen is the treasurer. They are passionate about providing Hawarden citizens an opportunity to purchase items such as fresh produce, homemade crafts, eggs, homemade breads, jellies, jams and other baked goods.
Ron Muth of Ireton is a certified vendor and will be selling vegetables.
Jerry and Sharon Wakeman of Hawarden are certified vendors and will be selling vegetables as well as crocheted towels.
Dave Korver of Maurice is a certified vendor and will be selling honey.
Julie Ann and Jason Madden of Akron will be selling homemade pies, bread, baked goods and eggs.
Terri and John Sabin will be selling crafts, breads, fudge, jams and jellies.
“Planting was behind this year. I flooded out once this year already,” said vendor Jerry Wakeman. “I do have somethings ready but for the bulk it will be two, three weeks yet.”
The Wakeman’s live at 12993 Highway 12.
“Right now, I don’t have a lot to sell, but it will be coming,” Wakeman said.
Between the Wakemans and Ron Muth, customers will be treated to the opportunity to purchase fresh broccoli, cabbage, green beans, scallion, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, potatoes, radishes, squash and zucchini even in the first week of the market.
“We really want to add more crafts this year,” said Karen Longhorn.
The booth fee is $5 to be a vendor at the Hawarden Farmers Market
For any questions or to become a vendor, call Longhorn at 712-551-2018.
Perks of the market
“Come see us,” said Terri Sabin.
WIC and Senior nutrition vouchers are accepted at the market.
Homemade crafts, homemade breads, jellies and jams, home grown vegetables, fudge, eggs and baked goods are all available in one place, right here in Hawarden.