Shop Local At The Farmer’s Market This Wednesday

by Mackenzie Stasko on June 3, 2013 at 6:36 am

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center is the host for the farmer’s market and this Wednesday will be the first one held there this season. Vendors will start selling at 3:30 p.m. and won’t stop until 6:30 p.m.

"Produce is ready everyday, every other day. You can’t just sell it on Saturday, you have to take some of it someplace early in the week. You can’t pick stuff on Monday and keep it until Saturday," said Mark Barnhart, President of the Downtown Farmer’s Market Association.

You’ll be able to pick up bedding plants, hanging baskets, asparagus, green onions, lettuce and a whole lot more. Barnhart says when you shop at your local farmer’s market, you’re not just getting your food 2,200 miles fresher, you’re helping Zanesville’s economy.

"You’re supporting the local community, local agriculture. A lot of people come here just to socialize and meet."

Barnhart says the farmer’s market will go on, rain or shine.