Market will be moved to downtown
The location for the Platte City's Farmers' Market, an
every Saturday morning event that has been growing in
participation since its inception earlier this summer,
will be moved effective Sept. 7.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 the market will be held in
downtown Platte City on the courthouse square. Previously
the event has been held in front of the Paxton School
along Hwy. 92.
Mary Ann Brooks, co-chair of the Platte City Area Development
Association (PCADA) that sponsors the Farmers' Market,
said there have been 20 different vendors take part thus
far, with an average of 10 vendors each Saturday. The
maximum number of vendors has been 17 on Aug. 10.
Eleven vendors have paid to be participants for the entire
season, she said, adding the association has deposited
$405 from market fees thus far.
Sept. 7 is also the day the local Chamber of Commerce
is sponsoring a community-wide garage sale. Downtown merchants
are encouraged to participate, and at a luncheon meeting
on Monday at the Pizza Shoppe, the PCADA voted to place
an ad in the Chamber's flyer to promote the farmers' market.
The flyer will contain maps of garage sale locations.
In other business, the PCADA discussed the possibility
of having signs posted along Hwy. 92 that would point
the way to the downtown business district. The city will
investigate what the costs might be and the association
will discuss the matter further at its Sept. 30 meeting.
Cathy Dickerson, a teacher at Platte County R-3 High
School, has 11-12 business students interested in working
with the PCADA on the Farmers Market. They are "career
path" students. The group is interested in teaming
up with members to produce a flyer or physically work
in connection with the market.
It was decided the PCADA will communicate with the teacher
to see how the students can help.