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The Rowan County Farmers Market reopened last Saturday with four vendors selling produce from this year’s first harvest.

The market will remain open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until the last grower sells out of produce.

“We encourage everyone to come shop locally from hometown producers,” said Ronnie Crisp, president of the Farmers Market. “This provides a great opportunity for local growers to show the public what they are growing, along with means for the local consumers to get fresh fruit and vegetables.”

Bob Marsh, Rowan County Extension Agent for Agriculture and National Resources, said 22 vendors have already prepaid to sell produce until the market closes at the end of October.

Crisp said the first harvest available for purchase now includes zucchini, beans, cucumbers, potatoes, cabbage, and a variety of baked goods.

“There are often more than 100 local citizens that stop in to shop what’s available at the market,” Marsh said. “There are days where there is often a lot more than that. We’ve noticed that many locals really…