Update on the New Farmer’s Market in Lawton
It won't be long now before the new farmer's market in Lawton, Fort Sill is open and ready for business. If you've been in downtown lately you've probably seen all the construction going on near the corner of Gore Blvd. and 4th street across from the police department, near library plaza in downtown. They broke ground on the new site back in November of 2020 and have been busy ever since building the new farmer's market. We might actually see it open sometime later this year, if not early 2022. *Fingers crossed*
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 it were provided by donations, 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.
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.
Already looking forward to shopping at the new farmers market and having it in downtown Lawton in the Ware District. Just think now that we're finally getting back to all the downtown activities, events and festivals like Ware on C and Open Streets the Farmer's Market will be involved in all the fun as well! We'll keep you posted and as soon as we hear anything as far as an opening date we'll be sure to share it with you.