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Farmers Market vendor meeting set for Tuesday

Ironton aLive will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday for vendors who want to set up at the Ironton Farmers Market this spring and summer.

“We will be discussing some changes to the rules and regulation, nothing big really, and sign people up for this year,” said Sam Heighton, executive director of Ironton aLive, which is one of the sponsors the Farmers Market. The meeting will be held at the Ironton City Center, 301 S. Third St.

Heighton said that last year they had about 30-35 vendors signed up and sell things like produce, baked goods, honey, eggs, homemade candy, home made crafts, and flowers.

“They weren’t all there at the same time, but we usually had 20 show up,” he said. “If there were more than that, we could put them out on the parking lot in a pop-up tent.”

The Ironton Farmers Market will start the season on Friday, May 4th and have a grand opening on Saturday, May 5. The market is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The market runs until October.

Heighton said the Farmers Market has attracted around 600 people to downtown Ironton.

“It depends if we are having other events or have a band playing,” he said. “But there is usually a pretty good turnout.”

Heighton said that Ironton in Bloom would continue to give out free food on the second Saturday on the month.

“It works out pretty well. People get some good food and Ironton in Bloom takes up donations so they can continue to do their good work for the city,” Heighton said.

He added that he is in the process of setting up bands and musicians for the Ironton aLive’s Tuesday night concerts.

“That has been a very popular attraction,” Heighton said.

The Ironton Farmers Market is a project of Ironton aLive and sponsored by Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.