Pike County Farmer’s Market relocating

Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Pike County Farmers Market is relocating in an effort to attract more vendors while providing opportunities for future growth.

Cliff Boutwell, market manager, said the Pike County Farmers Market will move from the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Troy to the open field between Bicentennial Park and Troy Bank & Trust Company, just off Highway 231.

“This is a very convenient location for vendors and for shoppers,” Boutwell said. “The market will be located on the south side of the grass field and under the trees. We are excited about the new location and are looking forward to getting the 2015 Pike County Farmers Market off to a good start.”

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The farmers market will open at 7 a.m. Saturday at its new location and close around 11a.m. The market will open again during the same hours on Saturday May 30.

In June, the Pike County Farmers Market will open three days a week, from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 7 until 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The May markets will have early vegetables, black berries, blueberries, plums and locally grown honey.

“The peas are still about three weeks away but we should have a variety of peas beginning in June,” Boutwell said. “We already have nine or 10 vendors signed up for this year’s market. So, when the summer vegetables and fruits starting coming in, the market will have farm-fresh produce until the summer’s end.

“By shopping at the Pike Farmers Market, you’ll get produce straight from the farm and that’s as fresh as you can get it. And, you’ll vegetables and fruits at a good price while supporting our local farmers.”

Boutwell encourages Pike Countians to take the “Buy Fresh Buy Local” challenge and everyone will be winners, the farmers and the consumers, alike.