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By Kaytlyn Kindschy
The Seward County Farmer’s market is one of the many things that the community has to offer. Every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and every Saturday from 8-12 p.m. people from all over Seward county set up their booths to sell their goods.
“We usually have it open from the beginning of May to the end of October, depending on how long the weather will cooperate,” Blue Valley Fruits and Vegetables Vendor Carol Albrechts said.
Shoppers can find a large assortment of items being sold in front of the Seward County Courthouse during these times. Items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, artwork, jams, jellies, tie-dye masterpieces and handmade keepsakes are provided by vendors all over Seward County.
“Everything sold here has to be homemade, homegrown and homebaked,” Albrechts said. “We have vendors come from Ulysses, Utica and the Milford areas. We even have someone from Columbus come. You can find some really cool stuff here.”
As a way of thanking their customers for their support during the farmer’s market, the vendors have a one night only opportunity for their customers to come buy different soups closer to the end of October when the weather starts getting colder.
“I think the farmer’s market is a nice way to experience the community outside of school,” senior Hayden Rensner said, “It was a very nice selection within a relaxed and laid back small town atmosphere.”
Students can enjoy the farmer’s market and its locally made items until it closes up shop for the colder weather in late October.