Farmers markets opening soon
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 02, 2013 | 977 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Farmers Markets
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It’s about that time.

Fresh garden-grown vegetables are beginning to come into season and area farmer’s markets will be opening. This includes the Peerless Road Farmer’s Market operated by the Bradley County UT Agriculture Extension Office, the Bradley County Farmer’s Market North located on Urbane Road, and the First Street Square market which is overseen by MainStreet Cleveland.

MainStreet Cleveland’s market will be the first to officially open the new harvest season.

According to Sharon Marr, executive director, June 6 is slated for the opening at First Street Square. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts and many other items will be available.

“We have had a great four years and looking forward to this year with many area vendors bringing their homegrown, local foods,” Marr said.

The First Street Square Farmer’s Market opens June 6 at 4 p.m.

Bradley County Farmer’s Market North will also be in operation with vendors from the local area.

According to Louie Alford of the Bradley County Commission, the market typically opens at 7 a.m. and is open until vendors decide to close the business day.

The market is open every day, except Sunday.

It is located near the Senior Center and the Urbane Road Sports Complex.

Janet Bunch of the UT Ag-Extension Center said the Peerless Road Farmer’s Market is slated to officially open June 8.

Reconstruction and expansion of the cannery will delay the opening of the cannery; however, area farmers will be selling their fruits and vegetables Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning at 7 a.m., according to Bunch.