Empire Market starts off 2020 with a new vendor



Plenty of 4-Staters were checking out the first Empire Market of 2020 in Joplin, Saturday.

The popular market was featuring a new vendor, Ole Cannery, who was showing off a lot of their popular jams and jellies.

But there were also plenty of other booths full of local crafts, knickknacks, and tasty treats for 4-Staters to check out.

“I just love the fact of seeing so many people who care enough about their things to make them or grow them. I mean, it’s a hard job that all of these vendors do,” said market coordinator Ivy Hagedorn.

Besides shopping, market goers could also participate in fun activities like glass painting.

You can check out the market every Saturday in Joplin from 10 AM to 3 PM at 931 4th Street.