The Prairie Farmers’ Market is all about high-quality goods and high-quality people. Our farmers and makers are some of the most hard-working people you will ever meet. And we’ve noticed that our customers are some of the most caring, inquisitive, and proactive people in the Sioux Falls area. Ask almost any of the vendors at The Prairie Farmers’ Market, and they’ll tell you that the highlight of their week is talking with customers at the market. (I say “almost” because one or two of our farmers are introverts and their favorite thing is being out in the garden!)
Because we love our customers, we’re hosting a Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday during our market at Cherapa Place from 8am–1pm. What’s so special about Customer Appreciation Day?
We’re really looking forward to a fun-filled day on Saturday and we hope to see you there. We appreciate you!
This Saturday, August 22, The Prairie Farmers’ Market will be hosting a Wellness Festival. Besides the regular booths of homegrown vegetables and handmade goods, attendees will find booths by wellness experts from around the city. With specialists in everything from fitness to nutrition and from birth to geriatrics, there’s something for everyone. The main purpose is to educate people and help them to find resources. Moníca Pugh, a market vendor who is helping to organize the event, says “A farmers’ market has fresh produce and fresher, healthier food for people, so we thought it would be a good idea to have a Wellness Festival. It goes hand in hand.”
Participation in the event is free for wellness-related organizations, as long as they sign up and provide their own booth equipment. Vendors with The Prairie Farmers’ Market hope that the event creates a space for many helpful conversations and inspires market customers on to better and better health. Moníca encourages anyone who is interested in a healthy lifestyle to visit, saying, “They can come and get healthy foods while they’re here, and also get information that can help them in their health or the health of their whole entire family.” For more information about participants, go to facebook.com/theprairiefarmersmarket/events. To participate in the event, call Moníca Pugh at 605-371-4492.
If you follow The Prairie Farmers’ Market on Facebook, you may have already heard about these upcoming events. We’re so excited to be planning a Wellness Festival, a Safety Day, and a Customer Appreciation Day. If you’re a regular customer at our markets, you won’t miss these events, because they all take place during our regular Saturday hours.
August 22: Wellness Festival
The Wellness Festival is your chance to come and talk to health and wellness professionals from around Sioux Falls. Get your questions answered (no appointment necessary!), learn about holistic therapies, practice some exercises, and find out who can help you with your health needs.
We already have about ten health and wellness professionals signed up to participate, but if you know other excellent health professionals in the area, be sure to let them know about this opportunity! There is no charge to participate; professionals just need to register with us, follow market rules, and provide their own tables and canopy if desired.
August 29: Safety Day
This will be a fun family event for kids to learn about safety. The police and firefighters of Sioux Falls will be there to teach and interact with kids. We’d also like to include experts in safety around water, safety with dogs, safety on the farm, and more, so let us know if you have a safety expertise!
September 19: Customer Appreciation Day
We are so grateful for our customers! Our vendors love to talk with each of you and serve you on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and we want to have a special day to celebrate you. There will be food, games, and giveaways!
RSVP now with these Facebook events so you can keep an eye out for more details as we get closer to these events.