Start dates for 2017

Saturday Market at the courthouse will begin April 8th. Wednesday market is moving to Town-Square (Sheriff's Department parking lot) Wednesday start date is June 21st. Some vendors will be selling before this date as they have produce plants ready.

Bringing local produce to the community

Washington County Farmers Market operates from April to October in two locations.

Spring market begins in April (weather permitting) with vendors providing bedding plants and the earliest produce to the area, as it becomes available. Come mid-June the market season kicks off the market season with participation from all market vendors. From April to June you will find market vendors at the county Courthouse between 7:30 a.m. to noon, or sell out.

Summer market kicks off on the first Wednesday after the Fourth of July at the Washington County Health Department pavilion. Vendors will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to noon or sell out.

How do I join the market?

Joining the market depends on what products and how frequently you intend to sell. The 2013 market planning meeting set new guidelines for market participation and membership. Review the selections below to determine which category fits you. If you are not sure or would like to consult with a market representative, contact the extension center at 573-438-2671.

  1. Farmers membership — $25 membership fee is to be paid before or on opening day of the market in June. To qualify for this membership, vendors must comply with item number three of the Market Rules. This membership comes with voting and office holding privileges of the governing market body.
  2. Season Pass holder — allows renter to pay the member price of $25 instead of the $10 per market day fee and participate at any time during the regular market season.
  3. Visiting vendor — one day rental of $10 per space, payable on market day to the market manager
  4. Nonprofit organization — fee of $10 for 2013 has been waived. Vendor must notify the extension office at 573-438-2671 by the Thursday of the week they wish to sell.

For more details, refer to the "Market rules" link under the Farmers Market section on the left-side menu.

Market contact information

Shawnee Crocker is the office manager for the Washington County Extension Center and is the primary contact for general market information and membership. Contact information is located on the top right, just above the calendar.

Shawnee Douglas from the Washington County Health Department should be contacted with questions regarding the growing season calendar program, which provides senior discounts for the market. Shawnee can be contacted at 520 Purcell Drive, Potosi, MO 63664 or 573-438-2164.

Marvin Scott is the market manger. If you would like to speak with Mr. Scott, please contact Shawnee Douglas with that request.