A variety of vendors will be on hand Saturday morning as the Williamson Farmer’s Market will host its inaugural event for 2018.

Farmer’s Market manager Lavonne Justice said 14 vendors have already preregistered for the event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Our vendors will feature local honey, jellies, jams and breads,” Justice said. “There will be limited produce being sold because most fruits and vegetable are not yet in season locally.”

However, she added that some vendors will be selling plants for those wanting to start their own gardens.

New this year, will be Dave Green from Madison who will be selling fresh meats, Justice said.

Saturday’s Farmer’s Market will coincide with Cinco de Mayo and a taco truck will also be at the market selling tacos with all fresh ingredients, she continued. There will also be various activities for children.

“The purpose of the Farmer’s Market is to promote health at affordable prices,” Justice said.

In efforts to promote that philosophy, Justice said there will be numerous mobile markets across Mingo County beginning May 10 and running through Sept. 27.

Another effort is the distribution of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes. She said these boxes bring fresh fruits and vegetables to families straight from local farmers on a weekly basis. The items in the boxes change as crops rotate through their seasons and there are also recipes in every box.

In conjunction with the Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Justice also coordinates the Williamson Community Garden, also known as the Garden of Eatin’, in East Williamson. This project provides people with limited spaces the opportunity to grow their own produce. 

Anyone wishing to obtain more information about the CSA boxes or the Community Garden, may call Justice or Maria Arnolt at, (304) 235-3400

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