Fall bounty fills farmers market

Published 9:27 pm Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peppers are seen at the Farmers Market. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning)

The producers at the Pioneer Farmers Market in Troy are now offering a variety of early fall fruits and vegetables.

Pam Sanders, market manager, said the farmers market will be open until the week before Thanksgiving with a good variety of homegrown, fresh from the farm produce.

“We are encouraging everyone to visit the Pioneer Farmers Market to get farm-fresh produce at great prices and support our local farmers at the same time,” Sanders said. “Right now we have a good selection of produce and, when the fall gardens come in, we’ll have an even bigger selection.”

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Nick D’Andrea has early fall peaches and sweet potatoes. Tammy Buzzan has eggplants, cucumbers, squash, mustard and turnips.

Lloyd and Wendy Robbins still have peas and they also have hot peppers, cucumbers, okra, canned goods and homemade breads.

“We’ll have broccoli, collards, cabbage and other fall vegetables beginning in a couple of weeks, so everyone is encouraged come out at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 7 a.m. on Saturdays and shop fresh, shop local,” Sanders said. “We also want to remind those who have not cashed in their Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers that they are only good through Nov. 15.”

The Pioneer Farmers Market is located in the parking lot behind First United Methodist Church in downtown Troy.