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Welcome to the market

Despite being very early in the evenings, quite a few people had already showed up to shop at the market. Photo by PJ Martin

By PJ Martin


The Herald-News


The Metcalfe County Farmers Market held a special night market from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday in appreciation of their customers.

The special occasion included free hotdogs and a drink, games and prizes, and live music. It gave people who are normally at work during the regular market hours a chance to attend and shop.

The farmers market provides an alternative to grocery stores for area residents to buy fresh locally sourced products. The market also accepts Senior Vouchers, WIC, and SNAP to provide nutritious beef, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to area residents.

The Tropical Breeze Shaved Ice and Snack Shack truck was parked on site available with sweet treats and Barn Lot Theater was there with tickets to their upcoming play “The Mouse Trap.” The children were not left out, a booth was set up and ready to do face painting.

Community Action representative Sandra Lindsey was there to assist anyone who needed help with Kynect medical benefits and to answer any questions folks might have.

Traci Hammer was on hand to discuss how to become a foster parent. She had literature available to explain the process and also answered questions for visitors to her table.

The live music began around 7 p.m. and was presented by local musicians the Hornets’ Nest Pickers and several came out to listen.

Congratulations to the Metcalfe County Farmers Market poster which received Fan Favorite in the National Farmers Markets Poster Contest. The poster had over 360 likes on Facebook and competed with posters from much larger cities. The poster was designed by Stephanie, the daughter of one of the market vendors. If you want to take a look at the winning posters go to

This table holds just a small sample of the delicious looking produce available. Photo by PJ Martin

Locally sourced honey and maple syrup for sale. Photo by PJ Martin




Metcalfe Co. Farmers Market poster won Fan Favorite. Photo from market Facebook page





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