Farmers market returns next week

The Shawano Farmers Market will open for the summer season June 16.

The market will again be held at Franklin Park, 235 S. Washington St., Shawano.

The open-air market will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays until Oct. 6.

Products sold include fruits, vegetables, flowers, landscaping plants, maple syrup, bread, fish, meats and select high-quality crafts. Local musicians perform, and master gardeners are also available to answer gardening questions. Family-friendly activities are also available during select market days.

Shawano County Human Services is sponsoring $1 bus rides to and from the market starting July 14 for people who are disabled and/or over 60. Pickup times begin at 8 a.m. at Shawano Estates and route to The Cottages, Nature Way Estates, Mountain Village, Waterview, drop off at the market, The Village, Glenderry, Elizabeth Manor, Parkside, Oakridge and back to the market. For information, call Menominee Transit at 715-799-3222 or 877-648-9287.

The mission of the Shawano Farmers Market is to nurture the community’s health, social and economic growth by providing a vibrant marketplace for local food producers.

For information or to become a vendor, visit www.shawanofarmersmarket.org.