Cape Farmer’s Market at West Park Mall set to start May 7

Cape Farmers market at West Park Mall set to start May 7th

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau Farmer’s Market will start on schedule next month but there are going to be some changes.

Cape Girardeau Farmer’s Market manager Marilyn Peters said she’s glad the farmer’s market will be back in business starting May 7.

“It’s going to be a drive-thru market,” she said.

She said in order to get what you want you must drive through it.

“It’ll be so that the driver is closest to the table and produce.”

Crystal Sides is the owner of Two Sides Grillin. She said this is the busiest time of year for her business.

“This is one of my main sources of income,” Sides said.

But she admitted this time she’ll miss the face-to-face interaction with her customers.

“A lot of our customers are regulars and we like to give each other a little bit of a hard time,” she said.

Peters said she glad it didn’t get canceled because the vendors count on it.

“Going to farmer’s markets is their livelihood; it’s like a family operation and those are the only jobs they have,” said Peters.

The market will take place on May 7 and will start at noon in the West Park Mall parking lot.

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