The Putnam County Farmer’s Market opened its 2021 season at Valley Park in Hurricane on Saturday, May 1, at 9 a.m.
The market allows area farmers to offer homegrown produce, eggs, meat, baked goods, and preserves to the public. The market also offers local artists and craftsmen the opportunity to sell their unique creations.
Market Manager Elizabeth Mosteller stated that 17 venders were on hand for the first market and that the number will grow as the season progresses. Vendors were from Putnam, Cabell, Lincoln, Mason and Kanawha counties.
Fresh produce offerings were made possible by early plantings in greenhouses and high tunnels. Saturday’s produce included collards, romaine, broccoli, green onions, kale, and carrots.
Vendors included Fox Run Metal Works, Leja Produce, Ricardina Jewelry, Sycamore Farms, Paradise Farms, Taste of Country Candles, Drip Coffee, Good Horse Scents, G&G Heritage Farms, Hopes Harvest Farms, Bison Beauties, Crago Country Farm, Wired Possum Coffee, Waugh’s Farm to Table, Mallory Family Farm, Earthy Goods, Dingus Jewelry, and Maple Cotton Candy.
The market will be open at Valley Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays until October.