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Farmers’ Market gets a ‘hot start’

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Lisa Dunlap Photo Jeff Nibert and Hannah Wright of Twin Rivers Farm on North Atkinson Avenue stay under the shade of their booth Saturday morning at the Chaves County Courthouse lawn. They are selling organically grown vegetables, nuts and free-range eggs this year at the local Farmers’ Market.

People began arriving early for the first day of annual Farmers’ Market season, according to the vendors who had booths Saturday morning on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn in downtown Roswell.

With a heat advisory in effect in the area Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, some of the 14 vendors at the market said that people had arrived early in the morning to get the best selection of food and wares.

The market features locally grown produce, flowers and plants, meat, as well as handmade food, arts and crafts. Such markets have been deemed essential businesses by the state because of their provision of food and their participation in nutrition and food programs for seniors and people receiving food benefits.

The Roswell market is scheduled to run about 13 to 14 weeks, depending on the weather and local growing season, and will occur from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday at the courthouse. It is organized by MainStreet Roswell and volunteer coordinator Peggy Sesky.

 

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