Saturday, July 2, 2011

Don't miss the farmers markets today

It's going to be hot today, so if you haven't already been to the farmers markets this morning, then get there quickly.

I'm not sure what you'll find downtown at the Homegrown and Homemade Downtown Farmers Market, but the Big Lots Farmers Market at the junction of Highway 63 and Lanning Lane ought to be jumping.

I'm basing that judgment on last week's visit, video of which is shown here.

The Rolla City Council has applied for $17,000 of free government money, and it's pretty certain the feds will give that money to the city. The city will use the money to buy a 40x80 tent to let the Rolla Downtown Business Association use for its downtown market. The city parks department will maintain and store the tent.

Meanwhile, the folks out at Big Lots Farmers Market will struggle along with no support from the government, the chamber, the downtown business association or any important group -- unless you count customers.

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