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Rowan County officials encourage people to visit local farmers’ markets

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Summer means gardens are starting to grow and that means fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. There are two such markets in Rowan County, each with unique differences.

The Rowan County Farmers Market is set up near city park in Morehead and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to sellout. Meanwhile, the Community Craft and Farmers Market is on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and the first Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to sellout in the parking lot near Tractor Supply.

Amanda Potter is the Agriculture and Natural Resources officer with the Rowan County Extension Agency. She said the markets have a wide range of products for people to browse and purchase.

“Rowan County Farmers Market is predominantly going to be produce, baked goods, and value-added products. The Community Craft and Farmers Market is a little bit broader in what vendors are allowed to sell. Down there we have vendors that sell anything from handmade woodcraft to candies, produce,” said Potter.

Potter said the markets will be running for a while, but that people need to be sure to get out and shop while they are out for the season.

“For both of those the market season will end I believe it is October 31, and for those who have senior vouchers or WIC, they are able to use those at the Rowan County farmers market but not at the Community Craft and Famers’ Market. So, if anybody is wanting to use those vouchers or those WIC benefits they would have to go to the Rowan County Farmers Market that’s set up at city park,” said Potter.

Potter said the markets run through the entire summer, and that supporting local markets supports local makers and producers.