Celebration set for Saturday at Farmers Market

Published 9:21 am Friday, July 5, 2013

The June grand opening festivities of the Ironton Farmers Market brought out some new customers to try local produce and homemade goods and organizers hope to keep the momentum going with another celebration Saturday.

Sam Heighton, market manager, said many of the farmers hope to have first harvests of potatoes, green beans and corn to go along with the day’s activities.

The market opens at 7 a.m. and the special events begin at 9 a.m.

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There will be inflatables for the children, music by Kelley’s Bridge, informational booths and, hopefully, some surprises, Heighton said.

The Ironton Artists Association will also demonstrate oil and watercolor painting, as well as colored pencil art. Original art work will be for sale and the IAA will work with the Ironton Health Department to color fruit and vegetable pictures with the children.

The Transit Café will also be open, selling hot dogs and apple pie.

Heighton said a goal of the Farmers Market is to promote awareness about the café and encourage people to eat there.

“We are trying to get people familiar with what’s downtown,” Heighton said.

The Farmers Market opens at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through the last Saturday in October.