An organizational meeting was held for Clayton residents interested in creating and promoting a Farmer's Market in downtown Clayton on Thursday, April 24 at the Clayton Center. The Clayton Downtown Development Association hosted the meeting in response to numerous requests to have a farmers market in downtown Clayton. Joyce Blackley, Chair of the Clayton DDA, said; "We are hoping to bring a group of citizens together who are interested in organizing and managing a farmers market once or twice a week in downtown."
"A farmer's market will provide an opportunity for individuals to sell what they've produced locally. Things that may be available could range from organic produce and homemade baked goods to pottery or other crafts," according to Downtown Development Coordinator, Bruce Naegelen. He added that "the market would also benefit downtown businesses by giving people yet another reason to visit the downtown area."