Snow is on the ground and temperatures nonetheless hover around zero’ however, work has begun for the Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market new season.The non-revenue farmers market offers fresh fruit and veggies, home-made baked items, crafts, and a host of different products starting late spring through late fall at the North Second Avenue shelter next to the Binford House.
The site is controlled by the city and has a decades-long historical past of selling fruit and veggies among different items during the growing season.
Wilder and an all-volunteer board have scheduled a casual question and answer session for vendors and others.
“From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 2, we will be on the Marshalltown Public Library,” she stated, “ vendors and others can visit throughout that time to study our market.”
A number of volunteers from the Marshalltown region preceded Wilder before she took over in 2019
Wilder had been a vendor previously and was inspired by other coordinators to take a leadership role, which she accepted.
She and the team developed a brand new logo, recruited new distributors, and made several other adjustments.
“We will introduce more modifications as we near the 2020 season-opening date, which is pending,” Wilder stated.