McKenzie Farmers’ Market Opening Has Record-Breaking Attendance

McKenzie Farmers’ Market Opening Has Record-Breaking Attendance

By Nancy Holland
Farmers’ Market Manager

The McKenzie Farmers’ Market had a record-breaking attendance for opening day, Saturday, June 5. Over 300 people browsed the 15 vendors who were selling everything from pies and cakes to bee traps, hand-woven baskets, beef, tomatoes, lettuce, and squash. The produce went fast and we encourage customers looking for produce to arrive early until it is more plentiful in the season.

Vendors only have to pay $5.00 for a booth or $20.00 for the season. Seasonal vendors paying $20 can set up Saturdays, and Tuesdays during the regular Farmers Market days, and also have the privilege of setting up in the pavilions any other day throughout the season.

On Saturday, June 12 at 11 a.m. there will be a drawing for a bag of David Featherston’s fresh roasted Front Porch Coffee and Kathryn McDonald’s delicious apple coffee cake to enjoy with the coffee. You must be present to win.

The Farmers Market is open each Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon (or until vendors sell out) and Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Youth Activities are featured on the first and third Saturdays, and June 19th children will learn about the importance of cotton grown in Tennessee and make tie-dyed cotton t-shirts. The activity begins promptly at 10 a.m. Children receive punch cards for attending the activities and will win prizes at the end of the season.

Let’s Meet at the Farmers Market, located in downtown McKenzie, across from City Hall.

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