Regulars, New Attendees Visited The Wayne Farmers Market During Grand Opening Festivities Wednesday

WAYNE – Since early June community members have been getting used to the change in location for this year’s Wayne Farmers Market in “Lower Downtown” Wayne.

Wednesday, attendees had a four-hour window to visit the 2nd and Pearl Street location as the street was blocked off from the alley west to allow vendors to have more room to set-up their tents.

Monica Snowden has been a volunteer with the Wayne Farmers Market for the past 12 years. She said the WFM has moved around in the past.

“Well we started actually by the extension office,” said Snowden. “We were down here for a year when it was the fire hall and then we’ve been at the courthouse probably for a good eight years.”

The Wayne Leadership Team invited the market to the “Lower Downtown” area to help promote an entertainment district in Wayne. A goal was to create more traffic for the vendors while attracting more vendors and volunteers.

Produce, baked goods, natural juices, skincare and haircare products, eggs along with a guest vendor providing cupcakes attended Wednesday evening. Wayne America Rocks, a BBQ, face painting, music and the Wayne Green Team were also featured.

Snowden added anyone is welcome to attend.

“People can come in on a week-by-week basis, but we would love to have anybody in the community come host an event,” Snowden added. “We’d welcome them here and that’d be wonderful to have.”

Contact Wayne Area Economic Development at 402-375-2240 for more information or visit Wayne Farmers Market on Facebook.

Normal hours for the Wayne Farmers Market are Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until Noon.

Volunteers with the Wayne Farmers Market appreciate the transition of the loyal customers.

“We’re really excited to be here,” Snowden mentioned. “We’re hoping to grow in terms of bringing more people from the community into the market, the businesses and attracting more vendors and patrons overall.”

The Wayne Farmers Market will also have extended hours this Saturday during Chicken Days. They’ll be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and go back to normal hours for the remainder of the season through October.