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Farmers market opens in Erwin this Saturday

The Erwin/Unicoi County Farmers Market will open for the first time Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.
The market will continue to be open every Saturday morning through mid-September.
The cost to farmers and gardeners is $5 per day or $20 for the 2010 season to sell at the market.
The market, according to Ty Petty, Unicoi County’s extension agent and one of the organizers of the market, is setup mainly for local farmers and gardeners to sell their vegetables, fruit and other farm products.
Other items that can be sold at the market include landscape plants, garden plants, flowers, baked goods, honey, sorghum, eggs, apple butter, jams, jellies and other similar items.
Petty said the market has the potential to increase local farm income and provide a second source of income for hobby gardeners, as well as re-energize the downtown Erwin area on Saturdays.
Erwin hasn’t featured a farmers market since the 1980s.
Copies of the farmers market bylaws are available at the Unicoi County UT Extension office at the courthouse and at the chamber of commerce office. For more information, or to sell products at the Farmer’s Market, call Petty at 743-9584.