Earlier today (11-13-20) there was a ground breaking ceremony in downtown Lawton for what will be the new permanent location for the Lawton farmers market. Construction will hopefully get underway this year and open sometime 2021. The new location for the farmers market in Lawton with be near the corner of Gore Blvd. and 4th street across from the police department near library plaza in downtown.

With having a permanent home and building this will allow the farmers market to open and operate year round. It's a great location and soon you'll be able to stop in and get all your favorite fresh vegetables and fruits right here in downtown Lawton. Originally they were going to start construction earlier this year, but with COVID-19 and everything else that's been going on they had to delay awhile.

The new location will be around 7,600 square feet and will feature both a covered outdoor patio and sales area, plus indoor space and facilities. The funds needed to build are being provided by donations and grants and will cost close to 3 million to complete. It'll take them awhile to get it all finished but once it's done the new Lawton Farmers Market will be incredible. Plus it'll be nice that it will be in a permanent location. Right now it moves from the Great Plains Coliseum outside parking lot in the Summer time to inside Cameron University's Plant Sciences building in the winter.

Already looking forward to shopping at the new farmers market and having it in downtown Lawton in the Ware District. Just think someday once all this COVID-19 stuff is done we can get back to all the downtown activities, events and festivals we use to have like Ware on C, Open Streets and more. The farmers market will be right there and I'm sure involved in all the fun as well!