A garden variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, along with a whole host of home-baked and homemade goods will be available for opening day of the Central Park Farmers Market 2021 season.

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The first weekend of the farmers market is April 24 at Central Park on Broadway and Fourth Street in Hannibal. Market hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 30. Tuesday evening dates will be added through the summer.

Steve Huse, market manager, said the vendors are anticipating a good year. “I’m excited and really looking forward to this year’s Farmers Market season. 2021 looks to be a banner year for our market,” he said. “We will have a lot of new vendors and a lot of new products available this year.”

Especially as the economy recovers from the stresses of the pandemic, shopping locally is more important than ever.

Located in the heart of Hannibal, in the city’s oldest park, the market plays a vital role as a community gathering place that offers the very best products from the area. The market offers consumers healthy, yet affordable, alternatives to the typical supermarket experience.

About 20-30 vendors participate in the Farmers Market each week. A list of the items that were available last year include:  Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, onions, cabbage, spinach, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, peppers, yellow squash, beets, watermelon, hot peppers, mushrooms, sweet corn, green beans, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, honeydew melons, cherries, strawberries, cantaloupe, apples, blueberries, blackberries, baked goods, goat’s milk soap, coffee, flowers, herbs, homemade peanut butter, jam, jelly, and bread.

 

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