By Echo Menges
The Knox County Farmers Market (KCFM) officially began on Friday, May 1, 2020.
The KCFM has traditionally opened once per week May through October and offers a venue for local producers, gardeners, crafters, bakers, quilters and more the opportunity to sell locally sourced goods in the courtyard of the Knox County Courthouse in Edina.
Keeping with tradition, this year’s KCFM will be held on Fridays 9:00 a.m. to sun down.
In the past, specific hours have been set for the KCFM. This year, vendors may set up in the courtyard anytime after 9:00 a.m., and are asked to please “leave no trace” by removing all trash and sale items from the courtyard before leaving for the day. Vendors may stay as many or as few hours as they like, until the sun goes down.
There is no fee to set up and sell items at the KCFM, however, donations to help with advertising expenses are greatly appreciated.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all vendors and customers are asked to practice social distancing during the KCFM. Vendors and customers are encouraged to wear face masks, practice good hygiene and refrain from participating if there are any symptoms of sickness.
More information about the KCFM can be found online at knoxcountyfarmersmarket.wordpress.com.