Farmers' Markets now open for business

It may not be officially summer, but the warm weather and the opening of area farmersâ?? markets sure makes it feel like summer.

The Wapello County Farmerâ??s Market opened for business today; seven vendors gathered at Family Video on Albia Road to sell produce, plants, and flowers.

â??Thatâ??s just one of the best ways weâ??ve found to sell your stuff and itâ??s not even about that â??itâ??s about the social, getting to know people. You get regular customers that you have forever, so itâ??s a good thing,â?? said Sarah Lee of Lee Valley Produce.

Lee also sells at the Bloomfield Farmerâ??s Market on the Courtyard.

Lee Valley Produce sells cabbage, broccoli, tomato plants, and flowers.

The Ottumwa Farmerâ??s Market can hold up to around 10 vendors. The market is open Mondays and Friday from 3-6 p.m. and across the street at the Quincy Place Mall Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.