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Powerplant Market Place opens for the season

Janet Odom of Florala said she came to the Powerplant Marketplace because she ‘saw the signs.’ | Stephanie Nelson/Star-News

Well, head on down to the Powerplant Market Place in Andalusia today where one can find a host of homegrown delectables such as fresh snap beans, red potatoes, squash, cucumbers and tomatoes.
The Marketplace’s Neal Dansby said farmers arrived Wednesday to kick-off this year’s fresh vegetable season.
“A lot of people find it hard to remember when we open, so I tell them – it’s the first Monday after Memorial Day, and we’re here until Labor Day,” Dansby said.
Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. until noon each Wednesday and Saturday.
More than six tables were filled Wednesday morning, and each promised to be on hand today with even more wares.
Also available was homemade blackberry jam by Loyce Norris, honey by O.J. Blount, fresh bread by Jennifer Dansby, all of Andalusia, and fruits galore available.
“But you better make sure you get here early for those,” Dansby said.
The good people of Crossover Ministries, who also have a produce stand on U.S. Hwy. 84, will once again feature a wide array of garden goodies, including fresh squash and new potatoes.
And for those who are looking for a bit more than just vegetables, make sure you check out the back of Marie Williams’ pick up truck – it will be the one packed slam full of flowery delights and herbal surprises, straight out of her River Falls yard.