New Farmers Market Taking Shape in Rogers

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ROGERS (KFSM) - A new farmers market, managed by Main Street Rogers, is opening near downtown Rogers.

Sarah Adams, a future vendor, said she's excited for what the area will become, especially for other people who want to sell their goods.

"I believe it's very supportive of the vendors and that it will attract some of the best vendors in Northwest Arkansas," said Adams. "There's a lot to offer."

The Rogers native spent the last several years baking homemade bread. She said it's the customers who keep her passion alive.

"I'm looking forward to interacting with customers who come down to the market," said Adams. "It's something I look forward to as the temperature increases and the season progresses."

The space was designed to hold about 40 local vendors. Neal said that number could change with demand.

"I think we have something unique to offer farmers and customers in that it`s sort of an indoor-outdoor build," said Neal. "We don`t have to move around to different parts of the city throughout the week, so if we want to expand our hours, we can easily do so."

Customers won't have to pay to attend the farmers market, which will be open on Saturday mornings starting in April.

Neal said spots are open to prospective vendors. They will be charged $25 annually, plus a commission fee.

The Downtown Rogers Farmers Market is also expecting a new bike trail to come through the area, which will connect the market to the Railyard Bike Park.

"[We're] sort of working on the courtyard area. Getting ready to lay concrete here within the next week or so," said Ryan Neal, manager of the project. "That will tie into the Razorback Greenway and take the actual bike trail through the building and then down to the bike park."