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LaGrange Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

The LaGrange Farmers Market is coming back this year bigger and better than ever, kicking off the season this Saturday, May 3.

The market will run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-6 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday. There will also be a raffle to give away two baskets at 12:30 p.m.

The market had been flagging over the past few years, but Nancy Block has been busy over the winter working to revitalize the market. And the work has paid off as over 20 vendors have registered for spaces. Block noted that not all vendors may be in place by the first weekend, but the market will certainly contain more than it has.

“There’s flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, apple butter, even coffee,” Block listed off. She added that there will be more than just good food as vendors will be selling handmade goods as well. One of those includes handmade stools and seats for kids, and another will have ornamental glasswork. There will also be handmade tie-dyed t-shirts.

The key for the products are they all have to be grown locally or handmade to be a part of the market.

There will also be a section with small animals such as rabbits, chickens and ducks.

The market will feature a table for a different area organization to utilize each weekend to hold fundraiser and hand out information. This weekend will be the LaGrange County AARP.

Starting on June 16, 12 of the market’s vendors will be able to take WIC (Women, Infant, Children) vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables.