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Market feeding body, mind

Published 11:03am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

If you happened to find yourself in downtown Ironton this past weekend, you may have noticed some special things happening at the Farmers Market.

That’s because organizers are expanding the market’s offerings to include more than what feeds the body, but also what feeds the mind.

This past weekend, the Ani-Tsalagi New Generation Cherokee Indian group stopped by to share some traditional music and teach the children about Cherokee history.

This Saturday, the Ohio University Southern Art Collaborative will make another appearance to share an art project with local children. And there will be live music by a few local groups.

Ironton aLive and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital have done a great job in keeping the market’s momentum going from last year, encouraging the community to support local farmers and artists.

Adding an element of entertainment is just another way to draw people to downtown Ironton as well as get children involved in what’s going on in the community.

And week after week, vendors are bringing new homemade goods and fresh fruits and veggies as the season progresses.

We hope the community will continue to support the Farmers Market in the weeks leading up to the conclusion of the season.


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