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Farmers Market at the Park

The City Park is the home of the Farmers Market every two weeks for the duration of the summer season, and features a range of vendors, booths, and farm commodities.  While this weekend’s attendees were somewhat down after the back to back events of the Fourth of July celebrations and the Welsh Festival, the Market has seen a fairly brisk attendance so fair this year, according to the vendors on hand.

According to Ginny Edlefsen of Kool Kids Dairy, who organized the Farmer’s Market together with Lexi Conger, next week should see a return of farm produce to the market, in addition to the craft items, baked goods, dairy products, and animals on display over the weekend.  “We’re usually hopping on Saturdays,” Edlefsen said.  “We’ve got produce, food, crafts, and most of the time the Iron Door Smokehouse is around.”  Kool Kids Dairy is based on Malad, and proudly offers fresh raw cow and goat’s milk.

Kristi B Neilsen from Baking by Kristi was on hand to sell baked goods, including fresh sourdough bread, which has been a feature of the Farmer’s market over for the last years.  “I usually sell out down here.  I’d say it usually goes amazing for me!” she said, when asked how business at the market has been during the weekends.  Kristi can be found on Facebook at “Baking By Kristi.”

Meridee McDermott, who sells a range of home crafts and other items, was attending her first Malad Farmer’s Market as a vendor.  “It’s a great place for it,” she said.  The weather’s been great this morning, and so far so good!”  

Autumn Mello and her son Damien were on hand to sell Color Street nail products, which they have been doing “since the beginning.”  The nail strips they sell from the stall come in a variety of colors and styles, and last two to three weeks.

Ffynnet Farms was also at the market, with an adorable bunch of AKC puppies, as well as other items.

The Farmer’s Market is scheduled to run twice a month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends.  The next market will be held on July 23 and 24, and then August 4 and 5.  Those interested in vending at the Fair can contact Lexi Conger at (208) 244-8787 or Ginny Edlefsen at (208) 766-7730.