Yes, it is getting a bit dry, good for fall harvest, but it would be nice to get some rain for our gardens and prep to plant some wheat — and green grass for the cows! 

The weatherman says the drought is knocking on our door.  Please be mindful when traveling in rural areas.  Be patient when you encounter trucks and equipment.  The farmer really does own the road.  

Our cooler weather is great for shopping all morning long, some fall garden produce is expected to be ready in the near future.  Irvin Kater has been busy tending his melon patch and has arrived with some cantaloupe and big watermelons.

Welcome back, Irvin!


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8. Put your taxes to good use: Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.

Harvey County Farmers Market requires no additional infrastructure and we have never requested to close off a street.  Our goals are to minimize all costs, maximize improved nutrition, create more jobs, enhance our environment and keep more tax revenue in our community.


9. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A marketplace of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.  A 'diverse group' of small businesses, each producing products based not on a national sales plan,  but on their own interests (resources) and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. 


Directions:  From Newton Rec Center, travel north to Sixth Street.  Then east 1 1/2 blocks, to 121 East 6th.   Harvey County Farmers Market is on the south side just north of Marshall Furniture.

Open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Check us out on Facebook and our most recent photos and information. 

— Norm Oeding is a Harvey County Farmers Market board member.