While the Lake District offers several outdoor venues for farmers’ markets, the Linn Creek Weekly Market is a little different from the rest. Held every Wednesday through the fall, the market is a fundraiser for the Camden County Historical Society.
The Camden County Museum at Linn Creek is a historic building that was once a school and today houses the company’s extensive collection of Camden County history. The museum depends on donations and fundraising to preserve the history of the county.
The building is home to the weekly Wednesday Museum Farm Market & Bazaar with wares not only from vendors in Camdenton and Linn Creek, but also vendors showcasing handmade wares and local produce from other nearby communities. The market started in 2019 with vendors and farmers in the area wanting something a little more exciting than the typical farmer’s market. The space fees of the sellers in the market become a product that finances the museum and its events.
Market tents are set up in the parking lot weather permitting. On rainy days, the market moves indoors.
At a recent market, several vendors brought in fresh produce, mostly green vegetables at this time of year. Snow peas, oven-fresh bread, and non-GMO pasture-raised beef were available. Webster Farms of Camdenton and Gabrielle’s Garden of Barnett had turnips, lettuce, herbs and flowers for sale. Another vendor, Robin’s She Shed, sold sugar-free candy early on, so be sure to line up when the Museum Farm Market & Bazaar opens Wednesday afternoons from 3pm to 7pm.
There is usually a large selection of handmade items and farm-fresh eggs, as well as a selection of natural remedies and CBD products. Museum volunteers also participate in the market, selling apple butter made by the kitchen staff and cookbooks compiled by members of the historical society.
Perhaps the most unique feature of the midweek market is the dinner served by museum volunteers. It’s hard to beat a homemade dinner for $ 6 while checking out the vendors or selecting a homemade dessert to take away from a table full of cakes, pastries and pies baked and sold by museum volunteers.
Several direct sellers were present at Wednesday’s market, which most agricultural markets do not allow.
Entrance to the museum is always free. Dinner theater presentations are chargeable, but many other events are free to the public, such as craft shows, indoor garage sales, children’s history camp, ice cream socials and social events. exchange meetings. Recipes are collected from vendors or from the meal served at the market or other events.
Camden County Museum Farmer’s Market and Bazaar
Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. April to October.
206 S. Locust, Linn Creek
Online at: wwwmuseummarket.wixsite.com/camdencounty