Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2005

Citizen planning downtown farmer’s market

June 2, 2005

Plans are being made for a farmer's market to open in downtown Eudora this summer.

Eudora resident David Alvarez approached the Eudora City Council at its last meeting, requesting permission to organize a farmer's market at the corner of Seventh and Main streets, in the parking lot of Pilla Park.

Alvarez said he envisioned a market offering home-grown vegetables, locally-made baked goods, flowers, frozen meat. dairy products and other products that could be made available to the community.

Alvarez said he would be willing to do the footwork to get the market started.

"I'm willing to get it off the ground and get it going," he said.

Alvarez said he thought the farmer's market would be a good way to bring people to Eudora's downtown and it would be an enjoyable place for people to meet.

He said he also thought it could help local farmers "make a few bucks."

His original request was to have the market begin Saturday, but City Attorney Jerry Cooley advised there would be some legal matters that would have to be clarified before the market could open.

Alvarez said he would begin recruiting participants and would meet with the Council at its meeting Monday.

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