Three hundred free meals this week at the Ottawa County Farmers Market for its second Community Supper, Thursday, July 5.

This week at the Ottawa County Farmers Market join us for our second Community Supper of the season. This supper will be free for all thanks to a generous donation from Welch State Bank in Miami. We will be serving 300 meals starting at 4 p.m. until we run out of food. This month we are serving confetti mac 'n cheese with chicken, a creamy cucumber salad, fresh blackberries, and a drink. Our suppers are a great opportunity to show your family how to use the fresh produce you find at the farmers market to increase the nutrition in your kid-friendly meals without having to use costly or time-consuming recipes.

Produce you will find at the market this week includes homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash, potatoes, green beans, okra, corn, blackberries, carrots, eggplant, assorted greens and herbs, radishes, Brussels sprouts, and more.

JM Farms will have wholesale mushrooms available. Ramer Farm Market & Bakery will have a variety of fresh baked goods. Four States Honey will have raw clover honey for sale. Payne’s Happy Harvest will have farm-fresh eggs, pecans, and crafts. Emu Only will have emu oil, crafts, and jewelry available. Frozen Cabana will have regular and sugar-free shaved ice treats to help keep you cool.

The Veggie Victors Kid’s Club will be learning about cucumbers this week. Stop by the Veggie Victors table under the pavilion to sign your 5-12 year old up for the club to receive prizes and Market Cash. The Veggie Victors Kid’s Club is made possible by a Community Grant from the United Fresh Start Foundation.

The Northeastern Tribal Health System’s Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Program will be providing the free kid’s activity this week. Kids will be able to decorate terra cotta pots and plant their own succulents!

Live music will be performed by Vinita’s Steve Potter. Never let the produce you purchase at the market go to waste by picking up a free produce storage refrigerator magnet (while supplies last) thanks to the Miami Public Library’s Health Literacy Grant. Purchase a reusable tote bag or a 2018 market t-shirt to show your support for your hometown farmers market.

We welcome cash, credit, SNAP benefits, 2018 Market Cash, and 2018 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program benefits. Ask us how you can “SNAP & Match” up to $20 each week in SNAP dollars with free fruits and veggies.

If you don’t have a ride to the market, Pelivan Transit can help. Pick-ups from Miami Towers, Nine Tribes, Route 66 Landing, Peoria Housing, and Pine Place are free every Thursday between 4:00-4:15 p.m. A one-time return trip leaves the market at 5:15 p.m. sharp. Call Pelivan at 542-1356 for more details.

Don’t miss all the fun every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. under the pavilion at All Saints Episcopal Church located at 225 B St NW in downtown Miami. If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring the last Community Supper of the season scheduled for August 2, 2018, call Kris at 332-4365.