People are arriving to find plenty of early fresh vegetables, including favorites like red potatoes and juicy tomatoes or squash, cabbages, onions, collards, broccoli, cauliflower and more.
Lynn Bowers, who made a purchase from Delores and Dewey Roberts, said she could not wait to get home to cook what she had bought.
“I love this market,” she said. “It is fabulous!”
This opinion was similar to the one voiced by Robert Carlton, who explained he was a veteran of World War II.
His pick, he said, was the greens included in a display provided by Erica Gordon, Owl Pine farm.
Gordon plans to continue bringing good things to eat throughout the summer.
“Vegetables are seasonal,” she said. “Now is a good time for early produce like cabbage, which I use in wraps when cooking meat.”
Shoppers can also find jams, jellies, fruit pies, honey, eggs, herbs, live plants, sweets and fresh baked breads and homemade soaps.
There is a waiting list for growers interested in bringing products to the market.
Applications must be filled out and vendors are verified to prevent opportunists from bringing items for resale.
“If you did not grow it, you can’t sell it,” said Mandy Mallicoat, new manager.
One of the reasons the market is so popular, she said, is that it upholds the honesty and integrity of the people who sell quality produce.
Vendors seeking an application or with questions about the market can contact Mallicoat at 770-684-8760.