The Farmers Market in Dysart runs every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. It contains a wide variety of unique items, and it has a little bit of something for everyone. Fresh home grown vegetables, delicious baked goods, and knick-knacks can all be found. The farmers market has been held in a few different locations in the past: City Park, the Community Building, and the lot behind Terry's food store have all hosted it in previous years. This is the first year the Farmers Market has been downtown on Main Street.
Merion Moser has been growing and selling vegetables at various farmers markets around the area for quite a long time. He said he has been selling in Dysart since the market started, which he estimated to be at least 25 years ago. Merion gardens eight acres just outside of Garrison, which is where he calls home.
Diakon radishes are a type of radish originating from Russia. As you see in the picture above, they can grow to be up to a few feet long, they are milder than a normal radish, but still have a great crisp taste. He also sells sweet corn, turnips, onions, cucumbers, beats, squash, potatoes and more!
Merion Moser holds up two of his Diakon radishes.
Erica Dickerson is one of the vendors who bakes delicious homemade treats. Her table usually contains bread, rolls, pies and more! Erica lives just south of Dysart, where she home schools their four children on top of doing all of this baking for the farmers market. Her children Jonathan, Rebekah, Alexander, and Abigail love to come and help out on Tuesday nights.
Marlis's Kolaches are also a crowd favorite. Marlis is from Dysart, and has been selling baked goods at the market for a number of years. Considering people make a special trip to the market just for her kolaches and rolls, she usually sells out with in the first hour or so. So if you want to try one of her famous treats, be sure to head down early!
The farmers market is a fun event for people of all ages. It is a way to learn about new vegetables and other products, which are usually very affordable at the market. It also feels great to shop local and support our neighbors, plus you get to spend some time getting to know others around town. Be sure to stop down on Tuesday from 5-7 and see what awesome things you find to take home!