North Mankato Farmers Market Seeks More Vendors

North Mankato Farmers Market Seeks More Vendors

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - At The North Mankato Farmers Market, you can buy or sell all sorts of items: produce, jewelry and art just to name a few.

Now, they want more eager salespeople to set up shop at the market.

"We have a minimal amount of registration and regulations," explained Market Coordinator Kim Henrickson. "We ask our vendors to come and set up on their own. They don't have assigned spaces. Take the space you need."

The North Mankato Farmers Market is very self–sufficient.

It relies more so on the vendors and you, the customers, to keep it operating.

Montana Rasmussen sells all kinds of artisan breads and baked goods.

"I think it makes for a strong and interesting part of North Mankato," said Rasmussen.

Primarily a wholesale business, Rasmussen's company River Rock Kitchen & Baking Company has found a whole new avenue for their products.

"This allows us another outlet where we can introduce people to our product and enjoy getting to talk about the things we do and how we do it, why we do it and why we think it's important," explained Rasmussen.

And while the money is nice, going back and seeing a familiar face just might be the best part.

"I get a lot of customers that are people that come every week. They are definitely regulars. They are very excited to stop and get products from our booth and then the honey people right next to us and the vegetable people right next to them."

The North Mankato Farmers Market is located at the Messiah Lutheran Church off Lor Ray Drive in Upper North Mankato and is every Monday from 3:30–6:30 starting June 10.

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