We sat down with Rob and Connie of the Putnam Farmer’s Market to find out what Putnam County and surrounding area residents should expect this coming, and much anticipated, Farmer’s Market Season. We found out that in addition to bringing back all the favorite local produce, meat, eggs, and artisan vendors everyone loves, there will also be a couple of new produce vendors this year, both of which have large plots from which they will be bringing an abundance of goods to the market!
How exactly is the Putnam Farmer’s Market so great? Let us count the ways!
The Market is made up of various artisan vendors and local producers that all farm within 50 miles of Area 34, which is the home of the Putnam Farmer’s Market and is easily accessible right off the I-64 exit. For those of you who don’t frequent the Farmer’s Market, last season was the first full season they were housed at Area 34, and/or in the field adjacent to the Exxon right next to it. Another great thing is the last Saturday of each month is Kids’ Day! Kids will get cash-usable tokens on this day to purchase their own produce. The So-Kai Kidz Clubhouse and Putnam County Master Gardners will be present to assist with crafts and activities, so be sure to bring your kiddos out on the last Saturday of each month to join in the fun!
The first Farmer’s Market of the season is Saturday, May 6 and Dan of Mountain State Farm will be helping kick off the season right selling his bison sliders and burgers from the Area 34 Mobile Unit! The Farmer’s Market will run from 9:00-1:00 that day and every Saturday through October. Be sure to get there as often as you can this season!