Alton, Mo. – Saturday, May 8, 2021, was the second Alton Farmer’s Market of the season. Although rainy and dreary, the farmers showed up with items for sale.
With the rain falling, customers wondered about the Alton Farmer’s Market. However, no need to wonder. the farmers moved the booths to the pavilion at Tucker Creek Park. Plenty of space to move around and choose appropriately.
One farmer placed early season lettuce in varying-sized bags to meet each individual’s needs. Fresh and crisp, the lettuce clearly is favored over grocery store options.
More than one booth sold plants. Some were seedlings for a garden enthusiast. Other plants hung for beauty.
Creative persons had wicker baskets and woodcrafts for sale. Homemade baked treats adorned another table.
The Alton Farmer’s Market meets Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Weather permitting, they set up booths at the far end of Tucker Creek Park. This is near to parking and the walking path. During rainy or inclement weather, farmers still meet to sell their wares, only meeting at the park’s pavilion. The pavilion is across the parking lot from the swimming pool and next to the tennis courts.