Sioux City Farmers Market readies for 11th season

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Welcome back. With warmer weather comes the return of the Sioux City Farmers Market. Joining me with a preview is market manager Becky Kempers.

Becky, when did the farmers market start in Sioux City, asked Tim Seaman. The farmers market returns this year to the Tyson Events Center parking lot following 10 very successful years. This year will again feature local produce, flowers, meat, and other locally made products, said Kempers.

Are there any changes as far as where and when the market will operate this year, asked Seaman. In partnership with the Tyson Events Center and the City of Sioux City, the market will again be located at the corner of Pearl Street and Tri-View Avenue on the Tyson Center parking lot beginning May 1st and running each week until October 26th on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., said Kempers.  Will visitors find anything new this year, Seaman asked.

The market is looking for additional vendors of pastries, bread, fruit, art, crafts, dairy products, plus other compatible products to join into the 2019 Sioux City Farmers Market.  We are adding about 10 new vendors this season including Brightside Cafe and Deli, said Kempers.

I’m curious, how many people visit the market and how far away are people coming to purchase goods, asked Seaman.  Kempers said, during the busy part of the year we will average 2,500 guests.  These are not all Sioux City shoppers either.  I have received messages from people across the state and region asking what days we are open and what products we have available, said Kempers.

Here’s a reminder, the market opens May 1 and runs every Saturday and Wednesday through October.  The market is located in the Tyson Events Center parking lot.

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