Claremore Daily Progress

June 23, 2013

Always fresh’

Claremore Farmer’s market provides local food for locals

Mark Friedel
Staff Writer

CLAREMORE — Now in it’s 13th season, the Claremore Farmer’s Market is an open source of fresh fruits and vegetables, proteins, herbs, plants and value added products.

Through a contract with the city, more than 15 booths of local farmer’s, gardeners and hobbyists bring in the home grown and home made products to sale.

“This year, the Cherokee Nation brought in $2,500 in vegetable vouchers for their tribe, trying to get Cherokee people to eat healthier,” said Manager Marvin Watkins.

Marvin Watkins and his wife Nim also participate in the Farmer’s Market, selling mounds of vegetables to locals.

He said the market seems to grow in size and customers every year.

“Less participators are from out of state and more are coming in locally,” said Watkins. “We couldn’t be happier with the turnout we’ve had this year.”

The Claremore Farmers Market is open from 7-11 a.m. each Saturday in the Claremore Expo Center parking lot.