The Market at Ag Heritage Park offers fresh produce

By Jamie Creamer, College of Agriculture

 

 

The Market at Ag Heritage Park, a growers-only farmers market held on the Auburn University campus, is open for the summer and will be a regular Thursday afternoon event all the way through Aug. 25. Market hours each Thursday are 3 to 6 p.m.

The Market, which was established in 2004 and is hosted by the Auburn University College of Agriculture, is located at Ag Heritage Park on the corner of Donahue and Lem Morrison drives. The open-air market features locally grown and made produce and other products for a fresh-from-the-farm shopping opportunity.

Laura Herring, manager of The Market, says vendors offer a wide range of items that will vary according to what's in season.

"As in years past, you can count on finding honey, goat cheese, stone-ground grains, baked goods and a variety of plants every week," said Herring. "As the summer season progresses there will be blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, squash, corn, shelled and unshelled peas and butterbeans and much more."

The Market also offers educational displays and demonstrations, entertainment and other special activities throughout the season.

For more information on The Market, contact Herring at (334) 321-1603 or herrilm@auburn.edu, or visit www.ag.auburn.edu/themarket.

Last Updated: Jun. 16, 2011

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