Holt Farmers' Market seeing record sales this year

By Carrie Lynch
Holt Journal staff reporter

The Holt Farmers’ Market has extended its hours and is now open every Saturday all year round due to increasing sales from vendors. Marcy Bishop Kates, executive director and cofounder of Holt Community Connect — a nonprofit organization to help the community thrive — said that market sales have broke a record of over $5,000 this past year. The market is located at 2150 Cedar Street, which is the former fire department building. Market Manager Chuck Grinnell says the increase in sales is due to the growing amount of customers as well as vendors. “Our customer base has grown such that it can support a year round market, we have vendors that rely on year round sales income, and making the best use of an indoor facility, ” says Grinnell.

Farmers market brings produce and ‘street party’ to Mason

By Abbie Newton
Mason Times staff writer

MASON — Local farmers, residents and visitors flock to Maple Street every Saturday to attend the Mason Area Farmers Market. “To be frank, it is a street party. This is where everyone meets everybody and we get good stuff. We have an outlet for everybody who wants to get good, fresh vegetables and fruits and we all have fun.” -Elaine Ferris

Ferris was born and raised in Mason and helped start the farmers market in 2004. She said it has since gained popularity and loyal customers.