Vegetable festival returns Saturday

A guest chef and live music will mark the fourth-annual vegetable festival hosted Saturday by the Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market on Depot Street.

According to Market President Molly Stotts, the festival will take place during the market’s normal operational hours from 8 a.m. to noon.

“We do this every year,” Stotts said. “We try to predict when the veggies will be in peak production.”

This year Steve Atkins, owner of the Engine House Deli + Pub, will attend the festival as a guest chef from 9:30 to 11 a.m. During that time, he will be cooking fresh vegetables and offering samples to market guests.

The festival will also feature live music from market member Carrie Shepperson and Rob Webb.

“It’s going to be pretty laid back,” Stotts said.

At noon, the market will raffle off a basket filled with vegetables from all of the farms in the market.

To enter, people should go to the market’s Facebook page, find the vegetable festival post, share it, click the “discussion” on the post and select “Enter me” under the option to be entered into the raffle, she said.

Stotts said entrants do not have to be at the market in order to win the basket, but they should check on Facebook to see if they won, as the market will use the social media site to contact the winner if they are not present.