The Elizabethton Farmer’s Market is now open and is accepting new vendors who have locally grown produce they would like to sell at the market.
Market organizer Caryn Carter said the market is open to anyone in Carter County who has extra of their fruits, vegetables and flowers to sell. She said the only requirement to participate in the Farmer’s Market is that the produce be grown locally in Carter County. Vendors are not allowed to purchase items and bring them into the Elizabethton Farmer’s Market for resale.
Carter noted anyone could come to the Farmer’s Market, whether it was an individual who grew items specifically for resale or a family with extra from their garden. There is no charge to participate in the Farmer’s Market.
The Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from the first of June until Oct. 6 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The market is located in the Farm Bureau Insurance parking lot at the corner of Elk and Lynn Avenues.
The market features several varieties of home grown hybrid and heirloom tomatoes, black and red raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, yellow squash and zucchini, cucumbers, several varieties of potatoes, sweet potatoes, hot and green peppers, okra, beans, butternut squash, broccoli and cauliflower, watermelon and cantaloupes, onions and garlic, lettuce, swiss chard, chrysanthemums in the fall and many more. The variety of foods available does depend on when they come into season so the produce will vary at the market.