News Staff Report
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Market in the Park series will resume this Saturday, July 14, from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Local and area growers of vegetables, fruits and nuts — along with those who whip up home-made jams, jellies, baked goods and other products — will man booths at Heritage Park to market their wares.
The three-weekend summer promotion’s first installment, held in June, drew less than a dozen vendors and a light crowd of shoppers. The number of vendors and shoppers is expected to be much larger this weekend, as more crops have matured and are being harvested.
Tomatoes, corn, squash, potatoes and other early summer farm commodities were plentiful during the summer’s initial offering, but peas, beans and greens were not available. Although most greens, cabbage and other similar vegetables have not yet matured and probably won’t be available until August, according to some of the growers who sell those items.
Home-raised honey, pickles, flowers and plants raised in local gardens and greenhouses, baked goods such as cookies and muffins, and even free-range eggs were available at the June market, and expectations are that there will be more of each this weekend.
The three-installment farmers’ market will end on the second Saturday in August (August 11).
To reserve space at this weekend’s Market in the Park or at the August finale, or for more information on the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 251-368-3305.