Sweet smiles, summer vegetables

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gracie Syler is ready for summer.

The Power Plant Market Place opened for the season Wednesday, and scores of area farmers turned out with their selections of squash, cucumbers, snap beans and new potatoes.

Today, farmers will be back – this time, hopefully, with tomatoes and peaches as well. The Farmer’s Market is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon.

Top: Gracie Syler was happy to be at the Power Plant Market Place with her granny, Linda Huckabee.

Right: Marzelle Parrish of Andalusia told Huckabee that she needed 7 pounds of cucumbers for pickle-making.

Marzell Parrish buys cucumbers from Huckabee.

Stephanie Nelson/The Star-News