The St. Clair Route 66 Farmers Market will get under way this Saturday, April 30.
From 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, weather permitting, the market will feature fresh produce and other items for sale.
“We have several vendors signed up to sell fresh, local veggies, fruits, berries when in season along with fresh eggs, baked goods, jellies, jams and honey (in the fall),” organizer and St. Clair Chamber of Commerce board member Paula Dace said. “(We also will have) artisans selling pottery, dog items, original art and woodworking items, goats milk soap and quilts.”
The weekly event is sponsored by the St. Clair Chamber. It will be set up near St. Clair Health Mart, 855 N. Commercial Ave.
Throughout the year, several special events are planned, including a fun run, “Come and Race to the Market,” this Saturday to help jump-start the market. Other potential events are contests to see who can grow the largest tomato, watermelon and pumpkin.
Terri Triphahn is the market’s event coordinator.
Individuals interested in becoming a vendor may obtain the guidelines and application online through the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce Web site or by stopping at the Chamber office, 920 Plaza Drive, Suite F. There is no vendor charge this year.
There will be no electricity, water or tables supplied to vendors. Registration is required.
Missouri-grown produce and plants must be sold by the grower or representative of the grower. Baked and canned goods must feature proper labeling which includes all ingredients and the name and address of the manufacturer. Prepared foods made by the vendor are allowed with proper labeling.
Original arts and crafts items must be made by the vendor and not from a kit.
No live animals are permitted for sale or brought to the site for after-market sale.
All vendors must comply with food and safety regulations established by the Franklin County Health Department.
For more information, call the Chamber office at 636-629-1889.