Farmers Market opens Saturday


The Washington County Farmers Market is looking for vendors for this year’s season, which starts May 20. It will be open from 8:30 to noon on Saturdays at the county fairgrounds.

Later in the season they will add Tuesday evening hours, as well.

Market Master and President Tara Kritzer said she is looking forward to the year and is hoping to have more vendors join. The season will run through mid October.

Although there was talk of moving the market to a new location, Kritzer said the group decided at their annual meeting to stay in their current location at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

As of now, there will be fresh vegetables, homemade baked goods and frozen beef and pork available for purchase.

“I would like for more artisans to join us this year,” said Kritzer. “I’m hoping this will be a year for growth, both with vendors and attendees.”

The current officers for the farmers market, in addition to Kritzer, are: Vice President Kayla Payne, Assistant Market Director Ashley Wright and Treasurer Linda Baird.

Kritzer will give weekly updates in The Salem Democrat throughout the season.

“I really want to help this grow,” she said.

One area Kritzer hopes to fill at the market this year is an egg vendor because that is always a popular item and, as of now, there is no one to fill that spot.

Anyone interested in being part of the farmers market can call the Purdue Extension Office at 812.883.4601 or visit their office in the county government building on Martinsburg Road to pick up an application.

Follow the farmers market on Facebook at Washington County Farmers Market.


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