Beard has participated in larger markets and art shows, but said the idea of a home- town market intrigued him.
"It's fun to see the local people come through the market and see their friends and neighbors," Beard said.
He thought the public didn't know about the market before Thursday which was a reason for the smaller numbers.
"Publicity for the market could have been better, but it has been fun anyway." Beard said.
For produce farmer Sam Thackeray of Morgan the crowds were small but consistent enough to sell all his produce. He said markets like this one are good ways for the public to get some good fruits and vegetables.
Thackeray thought that maybe the heat was keeping the crowds away, but he still hopes the market will continue to grow in the future.
Lori Matsukawa, the landscape manager at the Utah House, was in charge at the market and said they kind of expected crowds to be small the first time but thinks once the word gets out they should continue to grow.
They plan on having a market every Thursday until September 13. The markets start at 5 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m.
Matsukawa said Utah House and the botanical center wanted to start the market to build better community involvement and to encourage local farmers to keep growing and selling produce.
Beside the produce and crafts that are sold at the market they also hold workshops in the Utah House.
These workshops will cover classes about how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables and tips on landscaping. The work-shops are a half hour each and are free of charge.
Matsukawa said for the next market they will have more booths and more activities for children which they hope will help the market grow.