Farmers’ market opens Saturday

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With spring finally feeling like spring, it’s time for the Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market to open for the season.

Market President Molly Stotts said Saturday will be a “soft opening” with a few vendors on hand, thanks to the extreme swings in weather this year.

“We’re calling this a soft opening because it was snowing a couple weeks ago,” she said. The weather delayed a lot of production for some of the usual vendors.

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“Once everyone’s produce comes in, we’ll have close to 30 vendors,” she said. “This weekend, we’ll probably have 10 to 15.”

A soft opening, though doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of items available. Stotts anticipates there will be some early spring vegetables including asparagus, green onions, lettuce and herbs, and local meats including goat, lamb, beef, pork and bison.

There will be people selling breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and others selling crafts including etched glasses, wooden items and dish cloths, she said.

The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Depot Street, off North Main Street in downtown Winchester. Later in the summer, Stotts said the market will also open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Throughout the season, there will be special programs as well.

The first will be June 2 with a return of the Kids Bucks program. About 200 children will receive free Kids Bucks, which they can use to buy food on a future visit, as well as a vegetable plant to plant in their own garden, she said.

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