Late in the planning session yesterday, on behalf of the Historic Downtown Branson merchants David King addressed the Board of Alderman regarding permits for a weekly farmers market planned for launch this summer.
The plans proposed by the Historic Downtown Branson Merchants Association failed to fit the usual criteria for special use permits due to the fact the farmer's market is scheduled throughout the summer and fall.
Branson Ward II Alderman Jack Purvis suggested the group file for the first 10 Saturdays and submit a second request to planning and zoning for proceeding market days. The mayor and present alderman all voiced support for the merchants effort and commended King for his presentation.
King shared Branson's move into Agri-Tourism was received positively by state agencies who've offered support if merchants follow appropriate guidelines.