Homer Farmers Market

Poster by Desiree Hagen

The Homer Farmers Market opens its gates on Saturday. For over 20 years, it has been a place to connect with and support local growers and the local economy.

Market Director Robbi Mixon says they have made some changes to their policies and practices that reflect the current public health situation. Mixon recently appeared on KBBI’s Coffee Table program to talk about what the market will look like this summer.

“Our hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and we’re asking that the first hour be reserved for our elders and folks that have a higher health risk," Mixon said.

Homer Farmers Market

This week:  not just why, but where and how to buy local in Homer this summer.
Guests:
Robbi Mixon, Alaska Food Hub, Homer Farmers Market and Alaska Farmers Market Association Director
Kyra Wagner, Homer Soil & Water District Manager
Emily Garrity from Twitter Creek Gardens  

KBBI

A cowbell rings the market open every Saturday morning at 10. Shoppers stroll the market stalls. Most carry baskets and reusable bags they are filling with produce and locally made items.

Margaret Lavigueur is often at the market representing Kachemak Bay Lions Club. Today, she's selling tickets for the market’s Thanksgiving turkey raffle and she's checking in with the Yes to Better Bags booth right next to her raffle table. Lavigueur says she'll vote yes to ban single-use plastic bags in Homer.