The Cache Valley Gardener’s Market is going strong in downtown Logan on Saturday mornings, but many residents may not have heard about the 25th Street Market. It is also held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the North Logan Library at 475 East 2500 North. Winona Perry, the president-elect of the Friends of the North Logan Library, talked about how it started.
“I met the library director Adam Winger, who is a very visionary and amazing young man, and the ideas he had for the library really resonated with me. So I decided to join and became president-elect and part of his concept is that the library can no longer be just a book depository. It needs to be…a community center for literacy.
“Again literacy not meaning just out of books. Not just literature but knowledge in all areas of life. So we just decided that having a farmer’s market, a community market on the library site, might be a way to increase community knowledge of various things,” Perry explained.
On KVNU’s For the People program on Friday, Perry said they have what you’d expect from a farmers market – fresh produce from area vendors, hand-crafted items and entertainment.
Perry said, “Where we hope to be different is to add educational components into it as part of that literacy. So we also have presentations on different topics. And we have Maker Corps which is a children’s hands-on math, science-based activity that the library is one of 40 sites in America. So every week we have a different maker corps activity going on for kids.”
The market will run into mid-October. For more information on the 25th Street Market visit <a href=”http://www.northloganmarket.com” target=”_blank”>www.northloganmarket.com</a>