Opening Market: Saturday, May 5
7th & Merchant Parking Lot
We're moving back to the parking lot! After many discussions with city officials, our board of directors, customers, local merchants, and many others, the city has supported our board's recommendation to move back to our previous home in the parking lot at 7th & Merchant. This agreement will allow us to have access to the market kiosk, additional space, and a convenient downtown location for the 2018 season.
As Downtown Emporia continues to flourish & grow, our advisory board will continue to explore potential long-term locations for the market through 2018. We are proud to be part of a vibrant downtown community, but also realize parking and available space is at a premium with the many expanding businesses and popular events that increase traffic and parking needs.
Overall, the market is a true benefit to Emporia, bringing hundreds of people to our downtown sector to purchase the freshest produce in town. Our market provides the primary outlet for 60+ area farmers, backyard gardeners, and local artisans to share their hard work and talents with our community. We pride ourselves on our long-standing commitment to bringing fresh, local, and affordable foods to families, low-income shoppers, seniors, and customers of all ages.
We look forward to welcoming you to the market starting Saturday, May 5!
Saturdays | May - October
8:30-10:30am | 7th & Merchant
Wednesdays | June - October
5-6:30pm | 7th & Merchant
What to expect:
A variety of vegetables and fruits, farm fresh eggs, honey, cider, free-range meats, locally roasted coffee, canned jams and jellies, fresh-cut flowers, breads, muffins, pies, cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats, original artwork, jewelry, kitchen items, hand-sewn items, live music, hot foods, and more!
Contact a market volunteer at the kiosk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 620-343-6555.