The farmers market season has begun, as Hannibal's relocated version begins its second season in Central Park.

The Central Park Farmers' Market opened for business May 7, and will continue each Saturday into the fall from 8 a.m. to noon. Also, there will be a Tuesday market from 4 to 7 p.m. beginning in mid-June.

According to market coordinator Diane McCuistion Speed, along with the 12-15 vendors there were last year, there will be two new honey vendors, a new baker and produce vendors, and new handcrafters with everything from soaps to cards and notes.

Speed says this market is unique. "We are a producer-only market that allows absolutely no reselling, so customers know they are talking to the growers themselves. That means they can quiz them on their farming philosophy and growing practices, as well as giving the farmers direct feedback so that the farmers can adapt to the customers' wishes.“

The Central Park Farmers' Market also does weekly giveaways. Anyone who likes or comments on CPFM's Facebook page is put into a weekly raffle, with the winner claiming their prize at that Saturday's market.

For more information, contact Diane Speed at or call 573-629-7487.