The Columbus Farmers Market will celebrate the beginning of its second season with a special Market Kick-Off event this Thursday, May 23. Come to the Southeast corner of the square to see what products the many vendors of the market have for sale. Vendors will offer fresh produce, baked goods such as noodles, cinnamon rolls, pies, cookies and breads of all kinds, honey and other bee products, fresh and frozen meats, fresh eggs, jams and jellies, plants, crafts and yard ornaments. Vendors will be set up in Discovery Park from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Food trucks and vendors will offer delicious food for your evening meal. The First Christian Church will have their ever-popular corn dog stand and Scott from Angelo’s Deli will offer deli sandwiches. Maggie’s Curbside Café will be on hand with her popular menu and The Driveway Diner BBQ will be a new food truck addition. Lucas and Jordan from Smittle House will be selling homemade ice cream cones and King’s Kettle Corn will sell kettle corn, caramel corn, cheese corn, pork rinds, and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
The crew from the Columbus Public Library will be on hand for a special children’s event. Kids will paint a flower pot and then fill it with flowers. April showers bring May flowers and those flowers need a place to grow! There will be additional games and activities for children as we celebrate the conclusion of another successful school year.
Several community groups will have booths at the market event, including the CUHS Junior Class which will be selling baked goods and wire art as a Prom fund-raiser, the Columbus Girls Softball Association will sell French cookies to raise money for the Regional 14U tournament to be held in Columbus this summer, and the area Girl Scout Council will have a recruiting booth with games and information.
The Columbus Farmers Market invites all interested area residents and groups to participate in weekly markets or the special market events held downtown once a month. For more information on being a vendor, call Christina Holmes at K-State Research & Extension at 620-429-3849 or Liz Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-429-1414.