Farm market opens this week

Published 3:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2016

More than a dozen vendors are expected to participate in the Pike County Farmer’s Market, which opens Saturday.

The annual outdoor market features locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as homemade products such as jams, jellies and relishes.

“We’ve been unofficially open for a couple of weeks, but we’ll have everyone there this Saturday,” said Nick D’Andrea, local organizer of the market.

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For the second year, the market is located on U.S. 231 in the field between Bicentennial Park and Troy Bank and Trust. Vendors will be on hand from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“We have 12 vendors this year, with a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, all of which are locally grown” said D’Andrea, who owns The Berry Patch. His farm produces blueberries, blackberries, plums and locally produced honey. “It’s produced two miles down the road on Highway 167,” he said.

“We have several new vendors as well, this year. Last week we had a farmer with freshly dug Irish potatoes,” he said.

“Pronto Greens is there, with greens of all kinds including kale. And we have one producer who grows nothing but angel trumpet flowers.”

Anyone interested in joining the market can contact D’Andrea at 334-372- 7450.