Eagle Rock Farmers Market seeks vendors

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Eagle Rock Farmers Market announced its Grand Opening on May 3 at 8 a.m. at the Eagle Rock Community Association and Eagle Rock Library, located at 27824 Hwy. 86 in Eagle Rock.

The market, which will run from May to mid-October each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is excited to announce the start of its inaugural season.

The market is seeking participants who are focused on quality, service and innovation. Vendors and demonstrators are welcome to participate in the market.

Local farmers are encouraged to unveil their fresh grown produce, plants and small livestock. Bakers are welcome to present breads, pastries and other goodies. Artists and craftsmen can sell their wares and present their skills with live demonstrations. All items for sale must be handmade, homemade or homegrown.

The market welcomes all by making it free to set up and vendors do not have to reserve space. Civic and non-profit groups are encouraged to participate. Passive education with demonstrations, public talks or presentations could also be a great benefit.

Face painters, balloon artists and other family friendly activities are needed. Musicians are welcome to entertain for tips and sell their CDs. The Eagle Rock Community Association and Eagle Rock Library is hosting the markets. The property is spacious, flat and handicap accessible.

There are restrooms and a covered pavilion in case of rain. The kids can play at the playground while parents shop. The facility offers plenty of parking. Tables are available for vendors on a first-come, first-served basis.

"This is a great way for people to connect in the community," said Josh Roper, initiator of the Eagle Rock Market. "It's time for the Eagle Rock community to have access to better food and products here at home. We hope the Market will provide that for them weekly."

The Eagle Rock Farmers Market hopes to be a weekly event for the whole community to come together and "buy local, buy fresh" for better prosperity and health.

The market will give everyone access to fresh locally grown and homemade foods and will support our local farmers and growers. It will also provide a platform to showcase and raise community awareness of the amazing local artisans and what they have to offer.

"We look forward to making it a gathering place for the Eagle Rock and surrounding communities," said Pam Natarus, co-organizer.

Interested vendors can visit the market web page for more information, set up times and guidelines at http://www.ercamo.org/eagle-rock-farmers-market.html or call Natarus at 417-271-4569.

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