Local Farmers’ Market Already A Success!

July 24th, 2014

FM_1It was slim-pickin’s Tuesday by 10 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market in Panhandle. You’d better be there by nine o’clock sharp if you want a grocery bag full of fresh produce! You might be greeted by Fred Britten, Ricky Neusch, Cyril Neusch, Cathy Williams or Kim Ewing, to name a few.

There’s nothing better than home-grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh sprigs of parsley, squash, zucchini, okra, green beans, black-eyed peas, peppers, cucumbers and melons were offered, along with homemade zucchini bread, pumpkin cookies and canned sweet or spicy pickles!

It’s a little early in the season for corn, tomatoes and such, but as soon as they ripen, they’ll be out on the tables and snatched up quickly, no doubt.

FM_2The Farmers’ Market, located on the south side of Highway 60 and just west of the Family Care Clinic, opened to the public on Tuesday, July 22. Operating hours are 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Remember to get there earlier than later. Along with the colorful offerings, you’ll enjoy a nice visit with these local farmers.

If you have a garden or know someone who does, the Farmers’ Market will welcome anyone who would like to sell their produce, even out-of-towners. Contact City Hall at 537-3517 to learn how to participate.