Opening Day of Central Park Farmers Market will be April 27.
This will be the third year that several of the vendors are eligible to take SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits for payment, through a program with Douglass Community Services.
Also, Hannibal Parks & Recreation is now providing wifi in the park during Farmers Market.
Steve Huse, market manager, said vendors are excited about the chance to connect with their customers. The market is open 7:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 26; starting in mid-June, the market will be open Tuesday evenings 3-7 p.m. Yoga in the Park will be at 9 a.m. starting May 4.
Huse said, “As we open our Hannibal Central Park Farmers Market for our 2024 season, I would like to personally invite everyone to come down on Saturday mornings and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere! This season we are adding some new features and improving on our existing ones. I sure hope to see all your smiling faces this season!”
Located in the heart of Hannibal, in the city’s oldest park, the market plays a vital role as a community gathering place that offers the very best products from the area. The market offers consumers healthy, yet affordable, alternatives to the typical supermarket experience.
Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best.
About 30 vendors participate in the Farmers Market each week. A list of the items that were available last year include: Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, onions, cabbage, spinach, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, peppers, yellow squash, beets, watermelon, hot peppers, mushrooms, sweet corn, green beans, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, honeydew melons, cherries, strawberries, cantaloupe, apples, blueberries, blackberries, baked goods, goat’s milk soap, coffee, flowers, herbs, jam, jelly and bread.
More information is available from Huse at or by calling 573-406-8401.