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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:56

Growing season yields new farmers market

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The Franklin area will be getting a new farmer’s market this year, held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Macon County Heritage Center in Cowee, which was formerly the old Cowee School.

In addition to agricultural products, the market will feature entertainment, food tastings, kids’ activities, music, arts and crafts, classes and educational booths. 

“We want this to be a fun and interesting experience for our visitors, and for people to want to come back week after week,” said Susan Ervin, project coordinator with Friends of Rickman Store, a community-run general store next door to the heritage center. Friends of Rickman Store received a small start-up grant to help develop the new farmers market.

Organizers chose Tuesday for the market in hopes of giving growers who already sell at other markets a new venue on a different day of the week to expand their reach.

Interested vendors are invited to attend an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m., April 22, at the old Cowee School. Registration, space reservations and information will be available, and producers from adjoining counties are welcome. Vendors can register for a full season at $50 or by the day for $5. 

“We want all to feel welcome — from our small growers, beginners and youth vendors to our local experts and commercial growers. Cowee is a market for everyone, “ said Pamela Jackson, one of the market organizers.

The market will kick off Tuesday, May 13, and run through the end of October. 

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