Mark Schroeder has been a vendor at the market since 2006. He has a great selection of bedding plants and hanging baskets, plus produce. You can find Mark on the right-hand side of the market, by the steps to the Main & Elm parking lot.
Saturdays have been busy at the Washington Farmers’ Market! Visitors can find a great selection of locally grown produce, plus baked goods, jams/jellies/honey, meat, eggs, and handcrafted items. The market is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at in the open-air pavilion at 317 West Main Street in downtown Washington.
Nearly 40 vendors have registered for permits, with 25-30 present each week. Produce currently available at the market includes Tomatoes, Blueberries, Peaches, Corn on the Cob, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Radishes, Beets, Kohlrabi, Eggplant, Swiss Chard, and Lettuce. Customers can also find fresh eggs, beef, and pork. A variety of fresh breads are available, plus cookies, pies, and more!
Children age 3-10 can participate in the market’s Sprouts Club, a free program started in 2016. Once registered, children check-in each time they visit the market and are given two - $1 tokens to be spent on fresh fruits and veggies. The program is managed by the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, and is funded through sponsorship from Bank of Washington, Four Rivers Area Family YMCA, Hillermann Nursery & Florist, Missouri Rhine Valley Association, Schroeder Drugs, Sheldon & Amy, Washington Optimist Club, and Washington Rotary Club. Businesses and/or individuals interested in sponsoring or volunteering with the program should contact Amanda Griesheimer at the Chamber Office (636-239-2715 x106, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming Events at the Market
Music: Just Us
Sprouts Activity: Sprout House with Hillermann’s Nursery & Florist
Music: Dan Chiras – Wind River Band
Sprouts Activity: Frog Coloring Pages/Frog Toppers with Hillermann’s Nursery & Florist
Sprouts Activity: Monarch Coloring Pages with Hillermann’s Nursery & Florist
John Kopmann and his family have been vendors at the Washington Farmers' Market since 2004. John is known by vendors as customers for his truck maneuvering skills, quick wit, and t-shirts (D.A.D.D. - Dads Against Daughters Dating is a crowd-favorite).
Why do you like to sell at the Farmers' Market?
Giving the community the opportunity to eat fresh, safe, locally grown produce. Learning about our customers as they learn about us. Great education/social experience for our daughters.
What is your favorite Farmers' Market Memory?
There are too many! Every week is a new event; sometimes laughable, sometimes heart-warming, between our girls and the customers.
Why did you start growing?
Raised on a farm, parents/grandparents raised produce. Love to raise and eat fresh produce.