The Rexburg Farmer’s Market will begin its 2016 season Friday at 4 p.m., according to the Rexburg Farmer’s Market press release.
The market will run from 4-8 p.m. every Friday until October 13 and will be located on South College Avenue in downtown Rexburg, according to the press release.
“Vendors will be selling a wide variety of handmade gifts, hanging baskets and flowering plants, as well as bedding plants, seeds and vegetable starts,” according to the press release. “Food vendors include, kettle corn, gourmet fudge, aguas frescas, roasted Mexican corn, artisan bread and more.”
Lisa Jones, the market manager for the event, said shopping at the farmer’s market is a unique opportunity for students to connect with residents from the community.
“It’s also somewhere for students to open their own small businesses,” Jones said. “Student vendors have been an important part of the market from the beginning.”
Jerry Toll, a professor of applied plant science at BYU-Idaho, said the university’s student horticulture business has been running for 30 years.
“Students are working with house plants and carnivorous plants like Venus flytraps,” Toll said. “We have cut flowers and bouquets, and right now we have flowers for outside gardens.”
Toll said they have fresh tomatoes right off the vine for sale, as well as apples, cucumbers and vegetables of all kinds that will be at the Rexburg Farmer’s Market.
“Farmer’s markets are a blast,” Toll said. “We take it from start to finish with the students as we show them the pathway of business practices within the plant world.”
Toll said the students are involved in growing, marketing and selling the product at the Rexburg Farmer’s Market and in the Hyrum Manwaring Student Center on Fridays, and at the farmer’s market in Idaho Falls on Saturdays.
“If you are interested in fresh produce and fresh plants, this is a good place with local products,” Toll said.