Willard Community Market, originally was founded as Willard Farmer's Market in 2017 by Jess and Lorrie Erwin of Erwin Farms and was gifted to Willard Community Garden in 2018. Together the market and garden groups founded Growing and Reinforcing Others in Willard, a local community non-profit group. Called GROW, these volunteers have worked since 2018 to increase market participation through addition of arts and crafts, cottage industry foods, apiaries, as well as local school and church groups. Willard Community Market is operated with the primary goal of increasing traffic for market growers and producers while keeping participation costs at a minimum.
Willard Community Market includes a variety of vendors. Any individual week can offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, even gluten-free options. Typically, there are garden, flowering, or tropical plants, and fresh cut flowers. Occasional vendors have locally roasted coffee, wild mushrooms, or specialty peppers. A family friendly event, volunteers offer educational or creative activities for kids of all ages.
211 E Jackson St, Willard, Mo 65781
May through September