This Thursday marks the very last farmers market of 2017. We’ve had a great season and look forward to 2018.

We would like to thank all of the wonderful people and organizations who make the farmers market possible each week – Our awesome vendors who, through their hard work and skill, provide fresh, local produce and handmade products to the market each week. Our volunteers who help us set-up and breakdown the market each market, man the various tables at the market, help us cook and serve our community suppers, and get the word out around the area about our farmers market. Our community partners who organize special events at the market, provide fun kid’s activities, and assist us financially by sponsoring or donating funds. All Saints Episcopal Church for donating their beautiful pavilion, green space, restrooms, and fellowship hall so we have a gathering place and the facilities needed to make the market a success. Our board members who volunteer their time to help with the management and decision-making of the market year-round. Our talented musicians who provide live music to entertain us during the market. And, our grantors who provide the financial backing that is needed to keep the market going throughout the season.

We are closing out the year with one final bonus market this week, on Thursday, Oct. 12. The market will be from 4-7 p.m. at 225 B St NW, under the pavilion at All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Miami This will be your last chance to get local produce and products and visit your favorite vendors this year. It will be the last chance for seniors who received a Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program card in the mail to redeem that card before it expires at the end of the month. It will be the last chance for anyone who received 2017 Market Cash to use it to get free fruits and veggies before it expires. It will be the last chance for SNAP recipients to double up their SNAP dollars this year. It will be the last chance for anyone who has wooden tokens left to use them until the season reopens in May of 2018.

Say farewell to the Ottawa County Farmers Market with us this Thursday. We will have fresh produce like pumpkins, squash, greens, okra, radishes, green beans, and corn, honey, pecans, jams, jellies, baked goods, lotions, and jewelry. We will have a fun activity for the kids and music.

Stay informed about the farmers market during the off-season by liking us on Facebook or Instagram at “Ottawa County Farmers Market”. Thank you to everyone who visited us this year. We can’t wait to see you all in May of 2018!