Dawna Watkins is the new Market Manager for the 2021 DeSoto Farmers’ Market Season. She is not new to the market though. She has been a vendor since 2013, and you might know her as Darlene Payne’s daughter, the crochet lady, the chocolate rye cookie lady, or the gluten free lady. Last year she served as assistant market manager.
She lives in DeSoto with her husband and two boys. She has a BA in Communications from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. She is a licensed and ordained Christian Church (DOC) minister, who does pulpit supply in the area, leads Spirituality classes for Spiritual Center of Jefferson Country (currently on COVID break), and works part time at CATO.