Edmond's Farmers Market now open

Edmond’s Farmers Market in the downtown Festival Market Place opened Saturday. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25.
by Diana Baldwin Published: April 14, 2014

Oklahoma farmers started setting up shop this past weekend, selling fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and bedding plants at the Edmond Farmers Market in downtown Edmond.

The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25 at Festival Market Place, one block west of Broadway. The market will not be open May 3 because of the Downtown Arts Festival.

The goal at Edmond’s Farmers Market is to offer for sale garden-related products and produce grown and made in Oklahoma.

Here’s just a taste of the things you might find at the Edmond Farmers Market.

•A selection of fresh breads, pies and pastries.

•Items needed for gardening, such as blooming and freshly cut flowers, herbs, bedding plants, trees and garden decorations.

•Homemade, unique flavors and crafts from artisans and merchants who sell handcrafted candles, soaps and bath products.

•A wide selection of freshly picked fruits and vegetables in an array of colors and flavors. These include strawberries, eggs, lettuce, asparagus, tomatoes and corn.

•The finest in local honey, black and Angus beef.

Actual items for sale will vary seasonally, officials said.

When the suggestion was made in 2001 that the city of Edmond take over managing the Farmers Market, former City Architect David Odle took on the challenge with passion and enthusiasm. His vision for the future of the Farmers Market laid the foundation for the Festival Market Place.

A Wednesday Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4 through Aug. 13.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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