The Haymaker Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday for its 25th annual outdoor season.
Stands will feature fresh produce, locally raised meats, eggs, honey, fresh baked bread and pastries, fruit spreads and home goods.
The outdoor market is hosted every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May to October, with free parking throughout downtown. It is located on Franklin Avenue between Main Street and Summit Street, under the Haymaker overpass.
Andrew Rome, the market manager, is looking forward to his third market season. He attributes the market success to the quality of produce the vendors sell.
“Our audiences range from college students looking for groceries, to hungry community members looking for a food truck treat,” Rome said. “We are a producer-only farmers’ market; you can trust the farmers selling goods they grew themselves.”
The first market opened in 1992 with just a few vendors. Today, there are over 40 vendors featuring all types of homegrown goods. While it focuses mostly on food and agricultural products, the market also features local artists. On the last Saturday of every month, artists are invited to display their work.