Howard County Farmers’ Market Opening this for 2018 Season
Howard County Farmers’ Market will be opening for the 2018 season this week on Friday, May 4, with local growers bringing onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage, new potatoes, fresh herbs, micro greens, eggs, fried pies, jellies and preserves, baked goods and more. As in the past, each week a drawing will be held for free produce and other market products and a local business, civic group or other entity will sponsor hospitality and share information about themselves with the community. This week Mine Creek Conservation District is sponsoring Hospitality. Also, the “Taste This” demonstrations started last year will continue each Friday featuring produce and other farm products available at market that week. Each Friday there will also be a “Vendor Spotlight”, with a different market vendor highlighted to acquaint customers with local market growers and vendors. The weekly free gardening demonstrations will continue this year in the market’s demonstration garden, Nashville Demonstration Organic Garden (NDOG): This week participants will learn about growing tomatillos and peppers and may pick up a free pepper and tomatillo for their home gardens. The NDOG Kidz Klub, which started last year to acquaint children with gardening, nature, and healthy nutrition, will also continue this year. To register to sell at the market or for more information about activites and garden workshops at the market and garden, contact Farmers’ Market Manager Debra Bolding at (870) 557-2352 or NDOG Coordinator Jerry Wenta at (903) 278-6716.