The Holden Farmer’s Market opened the first Saturday of May, making last Saturday, May 23, the fourth week of the 2020 season.
The market is open every Saturday through October, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Holden City Park parking lot.
The market manager is Tina Payne from Payne’s Gardens and Greenhouses.
Anyone interested in becoming a vendor can message the Holden Farmer’s Market through the market’s Facebook page, or they can contact Tina Payne on Saturdays at the market.
The Farmer’s Market has several regular vendors from past seasons, and a few new vendors this year.
Payne’s Gardens and Greenhouses from Holden returns this year. Payne’s offers flowers, plants, and a large variety of vegetables.
Little Valley Farms from Kingsville produces goat milk soap and is back this season.
Connie Crawford, LMT from Prince Raven Cottage in Holden returns this year for another farmer’s market season. She offers flavored pretzels, dog treats, muffins, and wood crafts. Connie performs chair massages onsite at the market.
The Madison Bakes booth is run by Madison Weeks from Holden. Madison features a cupcake of the week. Madison is 12 and has been attending the market for three years.
Madison’s mom Liz had a Wicked Potions market stand. Liz creates porch signs, tea towels, blanket ladders and other wood decor.
Caleb Painter of CRP’s Bees brings honey and baked goods to the market.
Jerre Roller returns this year to offer her bath and body products with a focus on homemade essential oil and lye soaps. Her soaps feature a wide variety of scents and essential oils. Jerre takes requests for scents, and does special orders.
Chris and Andrea Truby of Basin Knob Soap Company from Kingsville bring paintings, outdoor wood projects, and homemade lip balm.
Caleb Painter joins Chris most weekends as the two can be found picking their banjos to the delight of market customers.
Kristi Luvin of Bradley Branch Farm also sets up a booth at which she sells mushrooms and popcorn.
New to the market on May 23 was Holden High School student Payton Connell with homemade wreaths.
Check back weekly to see what’s new at the market.
Please “like” the Holden Farmer’s Market on its Facebook page Holden, MO Farmers’ Market. Posts on the Facebook page are made regularly with updates on the market, and photos of the items offered by vendors each Saturday.