New Albany Farmers’ Market opens Thursday, Myrtle’s is Saturday

June 3rd, 2021     General News

The New Albany farmers’ market returns this week in a simpler form and the Town of Myrtle also debuts its own market.

The New Albany market begins Thursday and the Myrtle market starts Saturday.

Community Development Director Billye Jean Stroud said that some changes have been affected by the COVID pandemic while others are the result of patrons’ comments.

This year’s version will be called the Community Curbside Market and will be more informal.

It will be held in the lower library parking lot and the official days will be Thursdays, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. each week. The dates are June 3 through Aug. 26.

“Vendors are welcome and there is no fee,” she said. “Tents are welcome but not required.”

The market is still geared toward local buyers and sellers, but not just for produce.

“The city of New Albany would also like to invite local artists, food trucks, musicians, and makers,” she said. “We want this to be a fun and casual community gathering!”

For more information call 662-534-1916 or email gina.wills@msstate.edu

The Myrtle market is the result of efforts by The Vicki M. Smith Foundation created by Myrtle native Michael Hale to honor his late wife, The Greater Myrtle Area Business Association and the Town of Myrtle.

The Farmer’s Market will run each Saturday from Saturday, June 5, through Saturday, August 28, opening at 7:30 a.m. and closing at 10 a.m. There are no fees.

Located at the Myrtle City Park, participants may set up their truck or tent in assigned spaces with customer parking areas provided. Organizers say they hope participants including all of Union County will join them at the market.

Selling locally sourced produce in a rural area far from large grocers provides a service to both the community and the grower. They said they hope that you will bring your baked goods, jellies, jams and eggs for purchase as well.

They do ask that you register so that they may furnish adequate space for your needs by calling 662-988-3375 or 662-832-3714 or by emailing Susan Jones at sfjones29@gmail.com.

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