The Holt Journal
Holt Farmers’ Market is located in the building that was the fire station in 2007. The farmers’ market normally shuts down for winter but due to customer demand, Market Director Chuck Grinnell has agreed to keep the business open year round. The market brings the community together every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“This is the first year the Farmers’ Market will be opened year round. Starting the first Saturday of November the business hours will change to 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” said Grinnell.
“I never realized how important it would become for the community to socialize. The farmers’ market is volunteer based and it is our community hub to meet people and even some officials in politics and throughout the community,” said Grinnell.
The primary focus outside of bringing the community together is the produce quality and pricing.
“We try to remain reasonable in pricing and keeping the freshest produce available. Which is why we pick our produce daily and we only sell what is in season, said farmer Gary Rowe.
Rowe Family Farms has been supplying the market with produce since the grand opening several years ago.
“ A true farmers’ market brings and grows their produce themselves, and that’s what we do here at Holt Farmers’ Market” said Rowe.
“I love the fresh produce, and baked goods, the atmosphere, volunteers and vendors help people businesses grow in this community. Plus this market has good prices and I’m happy with the decision to make the market open to the public year round,” said new customer Bill Richards.
Grinnell encourages customers to spread the word about the schedule change from seasonal to annually, and in the future the market will begin to feature free cooking demonstrations, health seminars, live entertainment and crafts days for children every week.