An event locals have long hoped for is finally on its way to Stephenville - a farmers market.

Local farmers are invited to sign up now for the first event, which will be held from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the downtown plaza.

The event will continue on the first Saturday of the month in October and November.

Kaylee Pemberton is the president of the Stephenville Downtown Merchants Association and said the organization has worked with the Chamber of Commerce, city of Stephenville, Erath County AgriLife Extension Office and Tarleton State University to bring the event to Stephenville.

“We have all wanted to do something like this for a long time,” Pemberton said. “So we finally got together to make it happen. It’s very exciting.”

Celeste Raitz is signing up local vendors who want to participate.

The fee is $15, which includes entry to all three months.

Residents looking to buy locally-grown plants, fruits, produce, nuts, seeds, grains, eggs, honey and jam can attend the event at no charge.

Pemberton said the event will not include arts and crafts.

“We want this to be a true farmers market,” Pemberton said.

In the event of rain, the market will be moved underneath the large pavilion at City Park.

To sign up as a vendor, call Raitz at 254-977-2553 or email stephenvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com.