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Farmers’ Market going strong

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 10:11 a.m. CDT

Clarke County Farmers’ Market is beginning it’s peak for the season.

There have been 12 to 15 vendors on most market days, which are Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

There is a lot of garden produce (green beans, squash, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, sweet corn, lettuce, Swiss chard) many baked goods (pies, cakes, cookies, breads, etc.) miscellaneous jams and jellies, honey, caramel corn, crafts, works of art, soaps and many things too numerous to mention have been filling the tables.

There has been a nice flow of customers, but more people need to buy local. It’s healthy, safe and fun to know where your food comes from and be economically supportive of local growers.

The farmers’ market sets up on the east side of the courthouse lawn in the shade. It is in the rules that no sales are to be done before 3 p.m on Tuesdays or before 8 a.m. on Saturdays.

Do not expect the vendors to break the rules, but come out to see what they have to offer. Be sure to ask the vendors if their produce is locally grown.

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