West Plains Area Farmers Market (WPAFM) is expanding its vendor base, and has announced it is open for new vendor participation.

Founded in 1982, the WPAFM is the longest-running and most established farmers market in the area. Located in East Towne Village, West Plains (just east of the Civic Center), the market serves customers year-round in both indoor and outdoor facilities.

“We are currently offering local farmers, gardeners, craftspeople and artisan bread and cookie/sweets makers the opportunity to participate in our year-round weekly (twice per week in summer) markets, or on an as-needed-basis,” said WPAFM board president Paul Chateauvert. “We encourage any and all local farmers, bakers, and handicrafters to apply. We know our guests enjoy tasty sweet treats, fresh-baked items, and quality preserved foods. We welcome those vendors as well. Our market has enjoyed increased participation from the public, and our goal is to continue offering a wide variety of the highest quality products to our guests,” said Chateauvert.

Annual WPAFM vendor membership fees are only $50 per year, with no additional fees or set-up charges. In lieu of an annual membership, a per day set-up charge is $5.

For more information, please visit the WPAFM at East Towne Village, 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains any Saturday during market hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or e-mail wpafarmersmarket@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook: WestPlainsAreaFarmersMarket.

The WPAFM offers local, farm-grown produce, homemade baked goodies, hand-crafted items, and seasonal specialty items. The market’s local vendors happily present fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, raw and unfiltered honey, non-GMO pasture-raised eggs, grass-fed beef, jellies, salsa and other canned specialties, fresh pretzels, baked goods, artisan breads, hand-crafted knitted and sewn items, hand-crafted blankets, specialty homemade soaps created out of goat’s milk and more.

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