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The Twin Falls Farmers Market Is Back
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) With spring time upon us, farmers in southern Idaho are gearing up for a long season ahead.
Typically it's not until the end of the season when the harvest comes and the money is made.
However, for local backyard gardeners and craft enthusiasts, the Twin Falls Farmers Market is back.
The ag community is huge in southern Idaho.
It brings in millions of dollars to the Idaho economy every year.
But there are also homeowners out there who love their gardens and always have extra produce left over.
The Twin Falls Farmers Market is the perfect outlet.
"It's basically designed for the local person who has a backyard garden... has tomatoes, squash... there is cold weather crops coming in now... bring them out, it's enough for everybody," explains Tim Voss, Twin Falls Farmers Market.
But the farmers market is much more than just produce.
"You can find all different kinds of produce... arts and crafts, jams , jellies, honey... all kinds of different things for people to come out and see," Voss says.
For those who are interested in being a vendor at the market, it’s as easy as just showing up.
However, like any farmers market, there is always a price to pay.
For first time marketers, it's a 10 dollar fee.
For those who have been in the market for a few years, it’s 10 dollars if you made less than 500 in the year before and 20 if you made more than 500.
There’s also an additional fee.
"And what we do is take 6% of your net sales. That helps fund the farmers market for advertising, booth spaces and CSI... all of those things that accompany a farmers market," Voss explains.
Space is limited, and it's time to get your plans in motion.
"We have available spaces for about 69 vendors... and so we'll fit people in," Voss says.
A local place to unload your goods... and even make a little money on the side.
The farmers market will run every Saturday from May 10th until right before Halloween.
The market is open from 9 to 1, and admission is free to the general public.