The Manawa Marketplace farmers’ market will begin its second year of operation from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Triangle Park across from the Manawa Municipal Building.
A number of events are planned to celebrate the opening day to including arts and crafts, BBQ food, seasonal farmer’s produce and a “rubber duck” race at noon. There will be entertainment for kids to include face-painting, plus police and fire department displays.
Manawa Marketplace opened last year to encourage community development and patronage to shop local.
“We hope to expand the Marketplace this year to attract more vendors, to increase local resident patronage and help bring the community together,” said Manawa Mayor John Smith.
“We also hope to make the Manawa Marketplace a Saturday morning ritual for city and township residents and in-turn encourage folks to shop at our downtown businesses,” Smith said. “Many of us have gotten into the habit of travelling out of town to shop. When you think about the money saved on travel-time and the cost of fuel, it makes more sense to buy here to sustain and grow our own local businesses.”
Anyone interested in selling locally grown produce, arts and crafts or other products at the Manawa Marketplace, may call Leslie at 920-596-3755.