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Farmers market to open in June

The Pioneer Farmers Market in Troy has become a favorite place for many to purchase farm-fresh produce. And, with warm weather finally here, people are curious as to when the farmer’s market will open.

“The Pike County Extension Office and the City of Troy are getting calls about the Pioneer Farmers Market and we are proud that so many are interested,” said Pam Sanders, market manager. “At this time, plans are to open the market the first week in June, although it could be a little earlier. And, hopefully, it won’t be any later.”

Sanders said the weather prevented growers from getting their produce in the ground as early as they would have liked.

“It’s not just here in Pike County that planting has been late,” she said. “It’s all across the state. The plants are in the ground but they’re just not up yet. But, we are expecting good participation from our local produce farmers and we’re certain that they will have some of the best and freshest produce that you can find and at the best prices.”

Sanders said she has not been information about the when vouchers from the Farmers Market Authority will be issued. The vouchers are made available to qualifying senior adults each spring.

“I do know that no WIC vouchers will be issued through the Farmers Market Authority this year,” she said. “Only the seniors’ vouchers.

The Pioneer Farmers Market Web site is unconstruction and should be up in a couple of weeks. Visit pikepioneerfarmersmarket.com for updates on the local farmers market.