The Quapaw Nation recently received a $40,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will fund a new farmers market on Route 66 in Quapaw, Oklahoma beginning May 17 from noon until 6:00 p.m. The farmers market and vendor opportunities will be open to all.
The farmers market will host a variety of local vendors selling produce, honey, crafts, Quapaw-brand products such as meats and coffee, and more as seasonal products become available.
Linda Davis, a resident of Quapaw said, “I see the farmers market as a community asset that will allow not only tribal members, but community members as a whole, to purchase fresh, healthy, and locally-grown foods. As a consumer, I am looking forward to the opening of the farmers market.” The Route 66 location is just blocks from Quapaw Public Schools, O-Gah-Pah Learning Center, Tribal Elder Activity Center, and residential neighborhoods.
Chairman John Berrey added, “Quapaw Nation is invested in increasing food security in our region. A farmers market provides an opportunity to make shopping for wholesome foods an enjoyable experience for the entire family, not to mention the economic and educational benefits to the extended community.”
Vendors may follow the link to apply to sell merchandise.