The availability of electricity and rest rooms inside the Booneville Development Corporation/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce, moving the Chamber’s farmer’s market just made sense to organizers.
Last Wednesday was the first day the market was actually opened in front of the Chamber office for anyone to offer fresh produce and homemade items and it drew three vendors.
“It was really busy today,” BDC/Chamber Executive Director Susan Featherston said, but added she had expected a fourth seller.
The selections on Wednesday included tomatoes, squash, purple hull peas, herbs grown at the Booneville Human Development Center and soap and skin products. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until about noon each Wednesday Featherston said.
The market is also held on Saturdays each week in the County Discount Pharmacy parking lot in Magazine, where electricity and facilities are also available for use.
The market is in its second year after being on a hiatus for several years. Initially a market was offered at Veteran’s Park behind the Booneville Municipal Complex but the location proved problematic.
An additional community market is held on Saturdays in downtown Booneville. That market is organized by the STEP UP organization.