Grand Falls Casino to host a Farmers Market at no charge to vendors


It’s one thing to steal video lottery revenue from Sioux Falls, now Grand Falls is stealing farmers;

The market will be held Sundays in the Grand Falls parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will begin July 8 and continue through Aug. 26. There is no cost for vendors to host a space.

I wonder what affect this will have on the Farmer’s Market by Falls Park? Hmmmmmm.

Stormland-TV did have a story about it.


#1 Elaine on 05.08.12 at 11:51 am

Does Sioux Falls have farmer’s markets on Sunday? It doesn’t seem like this would be much of a conflict, except for farmers who only want to go to one or the other. The opportunity to sell more produce each weekend might be viewed as a good thing for farmers trying to make a living.

#2 l3wis on 05.08.12 at 4:25 pm

I guess I really wasn’t thinking about that side of the issue, and I was being snarky with my comment, “now Grand Falls is stealing farmers”. I just found it interesting that they are not charging vendors, which I think is awesome! If vendors don’t have to pay a rental fee, they may charge less for their products. This is a win-win for the casino, because the little cost to them of putting up a vendor area is nothing compared to bringing in market shoppers to the casino.

#3 scott on 05.08.12 at 8:37 pm

Perhaps they could steal Triple M’s shut up and listen sessions too.

#4 Elaine on 05.09.12 at 12:15 am

I agree that the no rental fee is awesome. It’s a brilliant casino kickback, which ultimately results in more money for the casino. It’s the free drinks of Sunday morning.

#5 l3wis on 05.09.12 at 1:11 am

“Perhaps they could steal Triple M’s shut up and listen sessions too.”

I would love to see him doing one of those by a blackjack table. “Hey, we are here at the Grand Falls casino, not city hall, where we ACTUALLY gamble with your money.”