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April 15, 2014

Farmers' Market to re-open

A roller coaster of springtime weather is leading us right into the start of the 2014 Muskogee Farmers’ Market season, beginning from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

The Farmers’ Market, located downtown directly in front of the Muskogee Civic Center, will feature local growers with a wide variety of early spring produce including green onions, radishes, lettuce, spinach, kale, micro greens and other leafy veggies.  

Other food items available at the market include farm-fresh free-range eggs, various cuts of frozen grass-fed Dexter beef, dried herbs, handmade tortillas, tamales, burritos; plus hot dogs, polish sausage and hot links with grilled veggies.

Nursery and plant growers will be on hand with many types of vegetable and herb transplants for the garden or patio, as well as lots of bedding plants, hanging baskets and planted containers.

Vendors will also be there with handmade crafts, jewelry, candles, soaps, incense, natural body care products, pet treats and more.

This Saturday, the farmers’ market will also be celebrating Earth Day and will feature live music and special vendors including the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service with free pine tree saplings (while supplies last), and Muskogee County Master Gardeners with tips on growing gardens.

B.J. Charbonneau will teach free Tai Chi classes near the band shell and lawn area next to the market at about 10 a.m., weather permitting.  

SNAP benefits (food stamps) are accepted at the farmers’ market. Customers wishing to purchase eligible foods with their Oklahoma Access card can visit the farmers’ market tent, swipe their card in exchange for tokens, and shop with vendors offering qualified items, which also include food-bearing plants.

The Muskogee Farmers’ Market is located under the covered parking pavilions in front of the Muskogee Civic Center at 425 Boston St., and will run from 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday, rain or shine, and will open on Wednesdays, beginning May 7.

Information: Doug Walton, (918) 360-2012, or email doug.ewalton

@gmail.com.

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