Farmers Market meeting next week

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2012

Recent rains should have area gardens brimming with vegetables and produce, and those and others wishing to sell their wares at the Andalusia Powerplant Marketplace are invited to an upcoming orientation meeting.

“We’re asking that anyone who wants to sell their produce and vendors come out Tues., May 29,” said Marketplace manager Neal Dansby. “It’s kind of an opportunity to acclimate them to this year’s market. We’re hoping to increase participation, so we thought this meeting would be a good idea. We’re also hoping to encourage everyone to buy fresh and support your local growers.”

Dansby said it will be held at 7 p.m. and supper will be provided.

Call Sonja Godwin at 334-428-2102 to register no later than May 25. There is no cost to sell produce or to be a vendor.

“Just like always, we plan to open the Marketplace on the Wednesday after Memorial Day, which falls on May 30, and we’ll go until Labor Day,” Dansby said.

It is open from 7 a.m. until noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Powerplant Market Place gives area farmers an outlet to sell their homegrown healthy choices like fresh snap beans, red potatoes, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits. There is no charge to vendors.

The market place is located at 256 Central Street, across from the Three Notch Museum. For additional information, contact Dansby at 334-804-7480.