Farmer’s Market has multiple locations for 2016 season


By Whitney Carman - Grayson County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources



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The Grayson County Farmer’s Market is gearing up for the 2016 Season with multiple locations for more convenient shopping.

The Market will operate on the following schedule:

Location 1 and 2: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to sellout: Indian Hills Shopping Center parking lot on Mill Street, and at 124 Quarry Rd. at the Extension Service Research Farm.

Location 3: Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in the Wallace Avenue parking lot. Growers will be open as long as produce is available, and are generally sold out by noon.

The Market’s Opening Day is May 21, which will be held at the primary location on Mill Street in the Indian Hills Shopping Center parking lot.

A Customer Appreciation Day will be held on June 18 at the primary location, with activities, door prizes and giveaways! We will be cooking and giving away free smoked sausages, while they last, to Market shoppers.

Family & Consumer Sciences Agent and SNAP Education Assistant will be doing recipe sampling and youth activities, as well as giving away incentive items.

Fresh strawberries are currently being sold at the Extension Service Research Farm at 124 Quarry Rd., with a U-pick option available. You must call prior to purchasing the berries to ensure that there are staff and berries available before going to the farm. The phone number for the U-pick strawberries is (270) 963-2320.

This is the official Farmer’s Market in Grayson County. All growers at the Market are registered with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and sell Kentucky Proud products. Each producer is trained in Good Agricultural Practices, and is GAP Certified. Their farms have been inspected, and they are producing their vegetables as natural as possible. Both Senior and WIC Vouchers are accepted.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and bring your children and get acquainted. Although the Market is small, the quality is excellent. The community needs to provide support and encouragement. It takes a tremendous effort on the grower’s part to get products ready for the Market, as all produce is fresh and locally grown.

For more information or questions about the Grayson County Farmer’s Market, you should call the Extension Office at (270) 259-3492.

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By Whitney Carman

Grayson County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources

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