Spring is finally in full swing! The 2014 growing season is beginning to yield its bounty, and that means it’s time for the Starkville Community Market to get underway. We wanted our blog readers to be the first to see this year’s Market poster! The Market will re-open on May 3 and run every Saturday through August from 7:30 – 10:30am with all your favorite local vendors. We are also very excited to expand the Market this year to include mid-week hours on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm beginning on May 6.
The Starkville Community Market is managed by Starkville Main Street and brings locally grown produce, baked and canned goods, and hand-crafted items to Downtown Starkville, giving shoppers the opportunity to bring food from local farms straight to their own kitchens and tables throughout the summer. The Market also features a vibrant calendar of gardening, culinary and sustainable living demonstrations as well as activities for all our “Little Gardeners.”
Mark your calendars now for the Market opening day on Saturday, May 3, 7:30-10:30am at the corner of Jackson and Lampkin Streets. We are pleased to welcome the Cedar Creek Ramblers for amazing bluegrass sounds, and the kids will be treated to a fun Garden-in-a-Glove activity to begin their own little gardens. We’ll also feature a gardening demonstration entitled “Collecting Rain Water for Southern Gardens.” Plants and veggies thrive on rain water compared to chlorinated chemical water. Find out why and learn how to set up your own simple rain water catchment system. Plus, you’ll get reacquainted with all your favorite local growers and food producers! See you at the Market!