Square Market

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Farmers market starts third year, honors Pounders

By Rita Howell

Batesville’s Square Market weekly farmers market will open its third year tomorrow with a special opening ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on the Downtown Square.

This year the market’s trademark banner with its tomato logo will be displayed with an added message:

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“Growing in the spirit of Bobbie Jean Pounders.”

Pounders was a driving force behind the establishment of the farmers market in 2010. A former city alderman and longtime civic activist, Pounders died earlier this year.

A short program will pay tribute to Pounders according to Colleen Clark, Batesville Main Street manager and director of the market.

Clark said she expects 15-20 vendors for opening day, with regulars returning for a third year.

The market operates on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30-5:30 from June through October.

Call 563-3126 for information.