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Farmer's market is back with new events

‘What a great time for families’

Contributing writer

Well, here we are again. It is time for farmer’s market vendors to dust-off the tables and signs, and open the 2009 season.

As we did for the past market season, we will open with the Operation Celebration event, 8 a.m. until noon Saturday. We are seeing again this year that we are being pulled back to the history of the Victory Gardens of World War II.

It seems everywhere we look these days there are more people planting gardens.

We could sure tell when we ordered our seeds this year, too. Seed companies were overwhelmed with more orders than they have ever seen. This is a wonderful thing!

If you are growing a garden this year, remember that you can bring the extra produce to sell at the market. We are always looking for more vendors and this year we have started a new program — a free Community Booth.

It is a one-time offer to community members and organizations to come to Santa Fe Park and have a free booth space to sell their goods.

Anyone with extra produce who wants to see how it will sell or who is involved with raising funds for a group can use the Community Booth. Just call Debbie McSweeney at 983-9234 ahead of time to schedule a Saturday for selling.

The first group to use the Community Booth will be FCCLA students of Peabody-Burns High School. They will be vendors on opening day, selling baked goods. We want to support our student groups.

We also are expecting more vendors this year, so keep an eye out and make them feel welcome. The more vendors we have the better the choices for you!

We will be hosting special events this year as well. A Tricycle Rodeo is on the horizon, scheduled for July 11. We will have the market going while the kids have fun.

Cowboy Jack and his wife will entertain with cowboy songs and stories at a future market, accompanied by a homemade ice cream sale. What a great time for families!

So watch for market vendors 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, at the south end of Main Street in Santa Fe Park.

We will be there weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information, contact Debbie McSweeney at 983-9234.

Last modified May 21, 2009