The Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market will kick off the season Saturday at 8 a.m., complete with more than 50 vendors participating this year.
Beck Glenn, director of the Market, said they are excited to get back to business.
“I and a lot of other people have been looking forward to it. Not just our members, but our customers have been in contact with us saying they can’t wait,” Glenn said.
Glenn said that since this is early in the produce season she doesn’t all produce vendors to attend this weekend, but there are vendors that utilize in a greenhouse that will have some things set out.
Nonetheless, Glenn said customers can still expect to find bakers, meat producers and other vendors.
Applications for a vendor position are still open, Glenn said. Now that the season is underway, any applicants for a spot will be considered a “floater,” so they will be able to set up in a location where another vendor does not show.
The Market will go until Nov. 5, and throughout the summer they will have different themed events to keep things fresh for guests.
The market will expand to Tuesday morning markets from June through September, as vendors will often have more products to provide during those months. Thursday evening markets will also be returning from June to August.
“Thursday evening markets kind of have it a little bit of a different feel with music and samples and cooking demonstrations and things like that,” Glenn said.
At the final market of the season last year, Glenn said they saw a large amount of participation from craft vendors and wanted to give them more opportunities to become a regular part of the season.