Homer sets May start for farmers' market

Homer sets May start for farmers' market

HOMER — Baskets of berries, corn, green beans and much more will be on display again this summer in downtown Homer.

The Homer Farmers' Market will be back for a second year — starting on May 7 and ending on Sept. 17 — said market co-organizer Susan Forsyth.

The market will be open every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

"Same place, same vendors, maybe some additions," Forsyth said.

The farmers' market is organized by village residents who grow fruits and vegetables.

"The farmers' market benefits Homer in a couple different ways," Forsyth said. "It brings locally grown produce, plants and handmade items that otherwise may not be readily available to residents.

"It also fosters a sense of community in the gathering of residents and the sharing of information such as recipes and gardening tips and live music from time to time."

Available confirmed items this year include: assorted potted plants, green beans, sweet corn, jewelry from Home Spun Trinkets, tomatoes and peppers.

"Much more will be available as vendors get their gardens planned and executed," Forsyth said. "We're hoping for a vendor with a cottage food license to sell baked goods and perhaps a vendor to sell cut flowers."

Anyone interested in being a vendor can contact Forysth at forsyth75@gmail.com.

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Topics (2):Agriculture, Food

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