With summer and the prime growing season fast approaching, week two of the Wednesday Zanesville Farmers Market was held Downtown Wednesday. It takes place every Wednesday from 4PM to 6:30PM outside the Muskingum County Welcome Center through the month of October.
Though it is still early in the produce season, Mark Barnhart, farmer of 32 years and President of the Wednesday Farmers Market told us what visitors from around the area were able to purchase this week.
"Kristen has strawberries, spinach, lettuce, I should have had strawberries but I didn't do it. I picked cucumbers, zucchini, squash."
That produce variety is expected to increase over the weeks as more plants grow and mature. Barnhart shared that a lot of people come through this Wednesday Farmers Market. You can find just about any item that would be available in a grocery store with the exception of meats and cheese. Barnhart shared that this farmers market has been going on for about 15 years, and is very important to the community of Zanesville.
"Well there's people that live Downtown and walk here, it means a lot to them. Most of the people that come here are people that can't make it to the Saturday market for various reasons, so its important to them and they would want to see us full."
The growing season is expected to peak by the first of July.