Early Saturday morning in downtown Buhler, local producers bring vegetables, baked goods, artwork, eggs and more to the Buhler Farmers Market at the Buhler Bandshell.
The farmers market began in June and runs each Saturday through October. It ranges from five to 10 stands each weekend. Blanca Kaufman, the market’s coordinator said it started small.
“I said it’d be fun to share produce with our neighbors because I can’t grow anything,” Kaufman said. “We all have gifts, and I thought it’d be fun to share that here, and it just exploded into everybody bringing a tent and chair.”
The market begins at 7:30 a.m., but Kaufman said that doesn’t stop her and the other vendors from showing up to sell products. The official closing time is 11 a.m.
“It was sort of a happy accident and a great excuse to get up early Saturday morning,” she said.
As the farmers market grew, more and more stands filled with locally grown or made products from Buhler residents. Often, visitors to the market would chat with vendors and each other, bringing an air of community.
“I’m going to see regulars but also new people who are just checking out, see what we have, produce and baked goods, and just their friends meeting up with each other,” Kaufman said. “Like a mini Buhler family reunion.”