Farmers Market

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More vendors commit to sell at first-ever farmers market

By Jason C. Mattox

Farm-fresh produce should be in abundance at Batesville’s Downtown Square Wednesday afternoon when the Panola Farmers Market opens for business.

According to farmers market organizer Bobbie Jean Pounders, 25 vendors have committed to the sale.

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“We still have vendors calling us, so it’s hard to say exactly how many we are going to have show up,” she said.

Shoppers can expect fresh tomatoes, squash, beans, peas, cantaloupes, watermelons, plums, herbs, potted plants, fried pies and bread.

Members of the Panola Homemaker Volunteers plan to be on hand to dispense information about home canning and food preservation.

“We have the support of the growers, now all we need to do is have the support of the community,” Pounders said.

Registration for vendors will be from 2-3 p.m. with the sale opening to the public at 3 p.m. and going until sold out.

There is no fee for vendors.