The Carlsbad Downtown Farmers Market kicked off for the summer on Saturday morning at the Eddy County Courthouse lawn.

The 30 vendors in attendance were mostly craft-based, as it’s still a little early in the growing season.

“I have about 1,000 tomatoes on 130 plants,” said Stacey Blackmon, who sold produce and houseplants at the market. “All green.”

Blackmon had zucchini, crookneck squash and basil available on Saturday, but said she expects to have eggplant and bell peppers on the way.

Elisa Zuniga of Malaga, whose table was chock full of large, ripe zucchini, agreed the market will be more bountiful as…