Tahlequah Daily Press

June 18, 2013

Market offers homemade goods

Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — The Cookson Hills Center United Methodist Mission Farmers’ Market was born on a whim.

Two years ago during the Wednesday senior program, inquiries about selling garden produce, baked goods and other handmade items began to surface, said Program and Public Relations Coordinator Deborah Humphrey.

“People were coming up with eggs and different things and asked if they could set up and sell them. So we said, ‘Why not,’” she said. “[The market is held] Wednesdays, and it starts at 8 in the morning. The vendors will stay until they decide to leave. They’ve been staying pretty much through noon. If [sales] are going good, they’ll keep selling.”

Last Wednesday marked the first selling day of the summer, but vendors didn’t turn out for the event, as growing conditions have delayed harvest of produce and other garden items.

Humphrey said vendors of baked or canned goods, quilts, jewelry and other items are welcome to set up booths, and patrons can expect to see vendors offering garden produce as soon as crops allow.


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