Meridian Star

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June 20, 2014

Home grown event to feature fresh produce

MERIDIAN —     Area farmers want the public to support local growers at the second Meridian Farmers Market Day on Saturday.

    The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include food samples for the public to taste, live entertainment, a prize giveaway, as well as drawings every 30 minutes for fresh produce baskets. There will be a jump house for children and lots of produce grown by local farmers.

    There is no entrance fee.

    "We will have fried green tomatoes, ice cream and peach cobbler," said Chatham Farms spokesperson Pamela Boyd, "We will also have BLTs, watermelon cake, homemade salsa, and other produce grown by our local farmers. There will be discounts for many of the produce we sell normally."

    Boyd said the event is a great way for the public to meet local growers, some of whom have been farming for years.

    "The Meridian Farmers market gives to Love's Kitchen, who gives out what we give them, so we are all here to help each other out," Boyd said. "We have farmers here who have been farming anywhere from 15 to 70 years. I think this is a great way for the public to meet these fellows and ladies who grow the produce locally."

    The first Farmers Market Day was last month.

    "We invited out all the veterans and had an awesome turnout," Boyd said. "We are hoping for even more this Saturday. We think of it as a great way to have local fellowship."

    The Meridian Farmers Market is set up below the 18th Avenue bridge on Front Street from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday, April through November. On the third Saturday of each month, the market is opened from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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