The Sedalia Area Farmer's Market (SAFM) celebrated 10 years in business with a visit from Rep. Nathan Beard on Tuesday afternoon.

Rep. Beard arrived at the Missouri State Fairgrounds' Centennial Gate with two resolutions he presented to Beverly Rollings, co-treasurer and co-founder of the SAFM; and Brenda Raetz, SAFM co-founder and market manager.

“They had the brain child back in the day, got the wheels rolling to get it working, and so we're going to recognize then today with a couple of resolution from the Missouri House, signed by the Speaker and myself,” Beard told KSIS.

Beard praised the benefits SAFM provides to Sedalians and the support they give to the growers. He also purchased two large rhubarb plants while there “for a steal of a price.”

The Sedalia Area Farmer's Market is open for business Tuesday and Friday afternoons starting at 3 p.m.

In the top photo, left to right: SAFM Co-Founder Beverly Rollings, vendor Paula Walter, Rep. Beard, and Co-Founder Brenda Raetz. 

Randy Kirby