News file photo Vendors within a 25-mile radius of Public Square will begin selling their products Saturday with the start of 2018 Farmers Market. The weekly effort operates from 9 a.m. to noon.

News file photo/Mount Vernon News

Vendors within a 25-mile radius of Public Square will begin selling their products Saturday with the start of 2018 Farmers Market. The weekly effort operates from 9 a.m. to noon.

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MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market returns to Public Square Saturday morning and people can once again shop for their favorite locally-grown farm products.

From 9 a.m. to noon, vendors will offer seasonal produce, meat, poultry and eggs, and other farm products.

Extension Educator Sabrina Schirtzinger said she expects about 35 vendors. Although the weather has been unsettled, she expects farmers who raise early vegetables in greenhouses will have product to sell.

Getting ready for the market is a hectic time, said Ron Orsborn of Gathered Family Farm on Banning Road.

He said you get busy getting everything together and wondering if you have enough product to sell. Orsborn and his wife, Tammy, raise beef, hogs and chicken and also sell eggs.

Farmers located within a 25-mile radius of Mount Vernon are eligible to sell at the market. If they sell food products, they have to have completed classes on the proper preparation and safe handling to prevent the spread of bacteria. Meats, dairy and baked goods have to be properly packaged and labeled as well.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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