The market will feature approximately 20 local growers and farmers who will sell fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other items like fresh jellies, jams, preserves and other fresh options. Although the market doesn’t official open until Saturday, local growers have already been at the market with some of their goods, mostly strawberries.
“Our local farmers are prepared to assist you with selecting your fresh fruits and vegetables, and most are certified to accept the senior nutrition farmers market vouchers offered through the state farmers market authority,” Joe McCluney, who helps organize the market each year, said.
Several farmers said last Saturday that they hoped to have tomatoes and squash this week for the opening, as well as a variety of fruits and other fresh offerings.
The farmer’s market vouchers McCluney mentioned, available to seniors over the age of 60 who meet income requirements, have all been issued for the 2014 year, because the program is only available to serve as many vouchers as they have funds. Those who have already applied and been approved for the vouchers can use them at the Walker County Farmer’s Market. The program will begin accepting applications for the 2015 year in January 2015.