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Farmers' Market accepting vendor applications for 2013 season

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

WINFIELD — The Putnam Farmers’ Market is accepting vendor applications from growers, producers and craftsmen who are based within a 50-mile radius of Winfield.

The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in May and October, and 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays during peak production months of June, July, August and September. The market is located at Hurricane City Park, W.Va. 34, next to the water reservoir.

For the past two years, the Putnam Farmers’ Market has been voted top market in the state in American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest small market category, and in 2012 was second in the nation, according to a news release from the market.

“The market is a great one-stop shopping experience offering the highest quality local foods. The market also features the work of a few artisans who display juried, one-of-a-kind items,” the release said.

Throughout the season, the market offers a variety of community events including free activities for children, a Chopped cook-off competition, musical entertainment, gardening and cooking demonstrations.

The City of Hurricane provides the location for the market.

Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 market season as a vendor or volunteer can find additional information on the market website at PutnamFarmersMarket.weebly.com. Additional contact information includes email: Putnam_Farmers_Market@mail.com, address: Putnam Farmers’ Market, P.O. Box 351, Hurricane, WV 25526, or call 304-924-1736.