The Rexburg Idaho Farmers Market has moved to a new location on College Avenue to accommodate new vendors.
The market is open every Friday from 4-8 p.m.
Richard Johnson, the 2014 Rexburg Farmers Market Board president said, the market had around 6,700 customers this year and about 40 vendors, and that they needed a larger area to fit everyone.
A farmers market is an event put on by local farmers and vendors to provide the local community with a variety of fresh produce and locally made items, according to the USDA.
“You get to know your farmer,” Johnson said.
According to the Rexburg Farmers Market website, it opened in 2009.
“The market started because the community thought there was a need for one,” Johnson said. “The college students at BYU‑Idaho use it as a practice for business, it gives them a chance to market their products. Also it is a great family activity for Friday nights. The Farmers Market meets the needs for a variety of people no matter the age, there is something for everyone.”
Zak Noriega, a senior studying horticulture, is the marketing manager for the Applied Plant Science Department.
“We basically grow everything as students and employees. We sell retail on location at campus at the plant shop,” Noriega said.
According to the Rexburg Farmers Market website, there are over forty vendors including Righteous Slice, a pizza vendor that makes fresh pizza on sight at the farmers market from scratch.
Other vendors include Wee Wears, El Elote Loco and Costumbres.
“My husband and I started here last year, and first we did some jewelry, but we decided that we wanted to do something more true to his nature because he is from Argentina,” said Elena Martinez, owner of AguaFrescas Fresh Fruit drinks.
Johnson said, the products from the Farmer’s Market are locally grown for the most part.
He also said that everything that is not local comes from growers that are well known by locals in Rexburg.