The Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market is set to open for the season from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday. The setup on the corner of Parrish and Triplett streets will look similar to last year with vendors spaced out, but some will also be allowed to operate under the pavilion this season.
Market officials said they’ll still be maintaining distancing and encouraging the use of masks, but they won’t require visitors to use specific entry and exit points.
Board member Kim Jagoe said they expect a few more vendors to participate this year, and said she hopes the community comes out to support each other.
“We connect the customer with the vendor,” Jagoe said. “Everyone that is a local farmer or baker or coffee maker, or who provides produce, meat poultry, eggs — everything that’s local in our area, we give them the showcase for their product. It’s crucial right in a time like now to support locally sourced products.”
Jagoe said the market board has several activities in the works — as they usually host a variety of special events — but the full schedule isn’t available just yet.
For now, the market will only be open on Saturday mornings. In June, it will also be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, including a Thursday night market.