Farmers Market Report
The past few weeks have been more like a spring (cold and wet) than Spring (warm and friendly). One clue that Spring can't be far off: The Pocahontas County Farmers Market opens Saturday, May 7, in Marlinton.
Don't expect to find Tolly's green beans or Carlos' red tomatoes. The beans haven't sprouted and the tomatoes are just starting to flower. That's what makes the produce you buy at the Farmers Market so special-it's fresh, it's local and it has flavor.
Weather permitting, this Saturday we'll have some crisp hothouse lettuce, spring greens and fresh-baked bread. Just in time for Mother's Day, you'll find plants, flowers and local gifts.
Market hours are 9 a.m. To 1 p.m. This time of year it's likely to sell out early. From 10 to 11 on Saturday, if the weather's good, Homer Hunter and friends will play some rousing bluegrass tunes.
The market is on First Avenue near the river, same as last year. It's opening day, so be patient. It may take us a while to get up and running. See you there.