Area residents will not have to wait long to bring locally grown produce and fresh baked goods into their kitchen.

From 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday, June 6 - Oct. 31, the First National Bank parking lot at Main and Central will be transformed into a chef’s paradise.

Fresh produce, eggs and baked goods are just a few of the items that will be offered at the Route 66 Farmer’s Market.

“The Route 66 Farmers Market is one that has been talked about for years, and now the time is right,” said Fay Culver, Executive Director of Miami Main Street. “There have been only positive comments from local growers and the community.”

With the current economic situation and escalating food-related health problems, eating fresh food is a smart choice, according to Culver.

Designated as an accredited National Main Street Program annually since 1998,  Miami Main Street, Inc., has been preparing for a farmer’s market for several months.

Culver said idealy, Miami Main Street members hope to have to move the farmer’s market to a larger area before summer is over.

“If people want to plant an extra row or two of vegatables and sell them, that would be great,” said Culver. “Or if they have an overabundence of fruits and vegatables.”

Culver stresses that the weekly event is not a “flea market.”

The farmer’s market is reserved for homegrown fruits, vegatables, nuts, berries, spices, home-baked goods, home-canned jellies, jams, butters, relishes and a few other unique items.

Culver suggests that local growers preregister to sell their items in order to reserve space.

For more information contact Miami Main Street, Inc., at 918-542-1590.