A new farmer’s and crafters’ market that has been in the planning stage for the last year is scheduled to open May 22 in Wooster City Park. The goal of The Road Runners’ Extension Homemakers’ Club, who is sponsoring this project, is to bring reasonably priced, locally grown and made quality products to Faulkner County residents in a pleasant environment.

The main vendor area will be in the pavilion with tables provided for the vendors. This strong structure with water, electricity, drinking fountain, and restrooms will not only provide shade for the shoppers and vendors and protection of products, it will allow shoppers to move from booth to booth without concern on rainy days. The park has a lovely enclosed playground for children to play while parents shop. A paved walking trail is also available for everyone’s pleasure and fitness routines.

Space is available for vendors desiring to sale from their truck beds if needed.

Vendor application forms and other information are available by calling Marie Wilson, project chair, at 501-581-7371. Although vendor space will be allotted according to the date of application, the board of directors and the club, hope to be able to accommodate all those wishing to participate.

The Road Runner’s Extension Homemakers Club is an extension of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture whose mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of living through education, community service and leadership development. Membership is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability or other legally protected status. Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. In honor of the milestone, the Road Runners’ salute the resourceful and industrious women of the 1930s who kept many Arkansans from starving during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is in their memory and honor this project is being done.

Information on nutrition and food preservation be available for your convenience.

Register classes at the market.