It 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.
The 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.