When Emily Young began working as the coordinator of Edmond Farmers Market in May 2020, it brought together her years of experience in merchandising, marketing, sales and social media communications.
“I love every aspect of helping small businesses thrive and the farmers market has been a perfect combination of using my skills to fuel my passion,” said Young. “This is my dream job.”
Young also recognizes the care, expertise and craftsmanship each of the vendors brings to the market.
“I value the humanity of every one of the farmers,” said Young. “I value the work and hands that have touched each food item or other crafted item that’s produced.”
The Edmond Farmers Market is a well-known, popular shopping destination in downtown Edmond from spring through early fall, but area residents may not be aware that the market continues indoors during the winter months, too, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, November through March, at the MAC Senior Center at Mitch Park in north Edmond.
As Young reports, the market offers anything a big box store could but directly from the producer. Beginning in November, vendors will be offering winter squashes, onions, peppers, lettuce, spinach and other seasonal produce in addition to baked goods, spices and sauces. There will also be a wide variety of gift items from local artisans, including blankets, quilts, sweaters, scarves, home and Christmas décor, candles, gift baskets and more.
“It’s always fun to see how shoppers at the Edmond Farmers Market are inspired to try new things, discover new foods and purchase hand-made items directly from the hands that grew or prepared the items that are sold,” said Young. “Whether the consumer is finding food for dinner or handmade goods to give as a gift, they will get to thank the producer as they make their purchase.”
Winter Market, November-March
MAC Senior Center at Mitch Park, Edmond (park located east of Santa Fe off Covell)
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon