Marysville Farmers Market Opens Saturday


The market has plenty of events planned this season.

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The market will run every Saturday through October from 8 to 11 a.m. at Seventh and Broadway.

The second market, on May 8, will be on Mother’s Day Market weekend and will move to the area in front of the city swimming pool to better capture the weekend’s foot traffic through City Park.

On Saturday, May 15, the market will be back at the regular location and will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special flag-raising ceremony at 8 a.m. followed by cinnamon rolls and coffee for veterans and active duty service members. The public is welcome to attend.
In June, Kids Day at the Market will be June 5. This is during Big Blue River Days and the market will be in the swimming pool parking lot. Kids activities will be available at the market that morning.

In July, a special fresh foods event will be held in coordination with Community Memorial Healthcare. The date will be announced later.

In August, a homemade salsa contest will be on Aug. 28. The public is welcome to bring their best salsa for a panel of judges to choose winners.

In September, the market will be the site of a Fall Festival at the Market. A date will be announced later this summer.

In October, the market’s final month, a pumpkin-decorating contest and chili cookoff will be Oct. 16.

To sell at the market this season, people can get a vendor application from Jacey Pacha at Marshall County Sports & Recreation at 785-268-0332 or 785-713-2328. Vendor fee is $30 to help cover market promotional costs.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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