University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Eureka office, in partnership with Eureka County, will sponsor the Eureka Farmers Market 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday Aug. 14 to Oct. 2 at the Eureka Senior Center, 20 W. Gold St.
On Aug. 14, there will be complimentary homemade ice cream, kids’ face painting and a free raffle with prizes supplied by market vendors and sponsors. Raffle winners will be announced at the market. Mime Link, Eureka County Cooperative Extension senior department assistant, will also present a cooking demonstration from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
“The Eureka Farmers Market provides consumers an opportunity to purchase quality produce from local gardeners and area farmers,” said Link.
Along with fresh produce, locally produced homemade jams and jellies, home-baked sweets and treats, handmade crafts and tablecloths, and other miscellaneous merchandise will also be available. New vendors, returning vendors and buyers are welcome to participate.
The Senior Farmers Market Program also offers coupon booklets valued at $30 to qualified seniors 60 years or older. Seniors can only use the coupons to purchase fresh, nutritious and unprepared fruits, vegetables and herbs.
“In addition to providing a place to buy and sell fresh, healthy, local produce, the farmers market is a place to meet and interact with friends and neighbors in the community,” said Link.
Space will be provided free of charge to vendors on a first-come, first-served basis. If vendors have access to their own tables it is highly recommended they bring them. The Eureka Farmers Market Rules and Vendor Applications may be obtained from Eureka Cooperative Extension Office, 701 S. Main St., Eureka. For more information or vendor applications, contact Link at 775-237-5326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.