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Wauseon Farmers' Market History

The Wauseon Farmers' Market began with the vision of Paul Zumfelde, a local businessman.  The site that was chosen for the first market was the historic Depot Park located beween Brunell and Fulton Street. Vendors met on Tuesday evenings, selling produce and home made items to local residents, guests and visitors participating in the Cruise Nights.


After two years at the Depot park, the site for the market was moved to Fulton Street in the lot where the former Arcade Building had been located.  The date and time for the market was also changed to Saturday mornings, opening at 8:30 and closing at 1:00 pm. 


Community Health was also chosen as a theme for the new market space. While the emphasis on fresh local food has always been a commitment for the Wauseon Farmers' Market vendors, the market sponsors wished to encourage our market guests to learn about health-oriented organizations and programs offered in the the local area. Today's Wauseon Farmers' Market is committed not only to healthy eating, but also to healthy living.

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