Farmers’ market blossoms locally with fresh produce

From staff reports

More people are seeking out fresh, locally grown produce and with a farmer’s market kicking off last week in Louisville those seeking can now find those fresh foods.

Farmers markets are growing in popularity across the country, and the Winston County is no exception.

The Winston County Farmer’s market began last Thursday with about a half dozen vendors with more expected each week.

The Winston County Farmer‘s Market will be held every Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm. The venue for the farmer’s market will be the Louisville Coliseum except for this week since the fair is in town the market has been moved to the soccer field at the corner of Ivy and Ball.

The market will sell predominantly produce, including summertime favorites like corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, pumpkins, melons, peppers, lettuce, squash, blackberries and cucumbers. Several of those items were for sale last week. The farmers’ market will accept items to be sold to include; local produce, canned items, baked goods and hand made items.

During the first 30 minutes of the first farmers’ market this year, dozens of customers left with arms full of fresh produce and big smiles.

For more information contact: Coalition for a Healthy Winston County at 662.773.7743, 662.773.8264; MSU Extension Service at 662.773.3091;Winston County Partnership at 662.773.392.