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Corn festival to promote market

Published 9:11am Monday, August 5, 2013

Anyone wanting to sample some of the kind of wares sold at the Ironton Farmers Market can get a chance to at Saturday’s corn festival.

From 10 a.m. until noon members of Ironton In Bloom will prepare hot buttered corn that they will give away to those checking out the produce at the market.

“One of our members brought up this possibility,” Carol Allen, president of IIB, said.

“It was just something that tickled our fancy. Wouldn’t this be fun to do?”

The corn will come from the Kline farm.

“We will be shucking corn early Saturday morning and anyone can pick up a half of an ear of fresh corn and butter,” Allen said. “We are so supportive of the Farmers Market. This might be another way to draw attention to locally grown produce.”

Allen is hopeful other organizations might follow with festivals featuring other kinds of produce sold at the market.

“Like a tomato festival and give out tomato sandwiches,” she said. “Or do something with apples in the fall. We have a lot of good things we are producing in Lawrence County.”

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