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Ironton Farmers Market marks Saturday opening with festival

Jul. 03, 2013 @ 11:13 PM

IRONTON -- Homegrown tomatoes, corn, potatoes and green beans will be available Saturday at the Ironton Farmers Market, said Sam Heighton, director of the farmers market on South 2nd Street in downtown Ironton.

"We'll be having a festival to opening day on Saturday," Heighton said Monday. "We'll have musicians, inflatables, homemade crafts and local artists. We wanted people to know about the local homegrown vegetables available on Saturday."

The farmers market is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The festival activities are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Heighton said.

"We're having good crowds, but we look for that to pick up with homegrown tomatoes and corn and green beans," he said. "We have 19 vendors."

Kelley's Bridge, a local group, will perform, Heighton said. The Transit Cafe also will be selling hot dogs and apple pie, he said. The cafe is located across the street from the farmers market.

Several artists will be set up to paint and display some of their art during the holiday weekend festival, Heighton said. The artists will be working with oils, watercolors and colored pencil. Original artwork will be for sale.

The Ironton Artists Association will be working with the health department to instruct children on how to draw and color fruits and vegetables, Heighton said.

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