Farmers’ Market needs your support

Published 9:24 am Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Farmers’ Market in Franklin will open its second season Saturday, May 15, on Main Street next to the Train Depot/Visitor Center.

It would be great for all to support the market, whose vendors are local farmers. Plus, you’re sure to get a great deal and run into a neighbor or friend!

Farmers’ markets are a great concept. You can get locally grown produce. Most of it is probably picked just before its transported into town for the market’s 8 a.m. opening Monday through Saturday. Incidentally, the Farmers’ Market in Franklin is one of a few that is open more than one day a week in Virginia.

The other nice thing about farmers’ markets — assuming you like to garden — is it’s a good place to get planting tips. Gardeners like to talk about their success, and are more than willing to pass on their knowledge.

This is the second year for the Farmers’ Market, and Market Manager Kathy Brown is expecting good things.

By the end of last season, she had 28 vendors signed up and this year she has additional vendors. So it should be interesting to see who else shows.

We’ve even heard an alpaca farmer from Suffolk plans to be on hand.

So if you have a few minutes or are in need of some produce, get down to the Farmers’ Market in Franklin. It will be open through February.