Farmers’ market season coming to an end

Published 12:16 pm Saturday, September 22, 2018

With fall’s imminent arrival, the Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market is starting to wind down for the year.

While recent rainy weekends have hurt sales, the market is planning to continue until mid-October, market President Molly Stotts said.

“It’s all about the weather,” she said. “I’m hoping most of our vendors will stay through Oct. 13.”

Today’s market is the annual fall festival and chili cookoff among the vendors. Shoppers will be able to taste the offerings and vote for their favorite, she said. In addition, there will be live music, giveaways and games for the children, she said.

The key, of course, is if the weather holds off. Rain is forecast for Saturday afternoon.

“Last week, even though it didn’t rain, it was so hot,” Stotts said. “I’m hoping we can end the year with some good sales.”

There is still plenty of produce available including white potatoes, sweet potatoes, summer and winter squash as well as fresh meats including beef, pork, lamb and chicken, she said.

“That’s a big part of the market now,” she said.

Others are bringing canned goods, fresh bread and eggs. And for fall, there are mums and pumpkins as well, she said.

“There’s still a lot of people with produce,” she said.

The market will continue from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays on Depot Street in downtown Winchester through Oct. 13. It’s Tuesday evening sessions have already ended for the year.

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