Farmers Markert is back

Ponca City Now - June 2, 2014 8:58 am

With this wetter weather vegetable gardens have doubled overnight. That’s what Virgil Ackerson, Farmer’s Market coordinator told me.

The first market is this Saturday and Ackerson said to expect early season vegetables.

“Onions, little green onions you can buy in packages," Ackerson said. "There might be some larger onions, but they are still working. There should be several types of lettuces, spinach; they’ll be some beets available."

The Farmer’s Market will grow throughout the summer. Right now Ackerson said to not expect any tomatoes, but come July the Market will be full.

“We should have eight or 10 or 15 vegetable vendors, then we have the guy who hauls in fruits from Oklahoma," Ackerson said. " We can only sell Oklahoma grown stuff and he brings in peaches and apricots and blueberries, things like that, but he won’t have anything until probably the end of June anyway, maybe the first of July.”

Eventually there will be herbs and baked goods, as well.

The Farmer’s Market is on the west end of the Pioneer Women’s parking lot. It will be there every Tuesday evening from 4 to 6 and Saturday morning from 8 to 10:30.


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