The Hardin County Farmers Market kicked off the new year by announcing its first winter series.
The market usually runs from April to October with special holiday markets in November and December. This year, the organizers are also offering the market experience during the months of January, February and March.
Each month, an indoor market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardin County Co-op Extension Office, 111 Opportunity Way.
Jessica Hodges, Farmers Market board member and vendor, said the purpose of these events is to connect the local community to local products and goods, local businesses and community resources.
The first event, Happier and Healthier You, is scheduled for Saturday. Hodges said he will focus on health and wellness, noting that they have reached out to local nutritionists, personal trainers and other health and wellness professionals within the community, the inviting to settle.
Fall in Love with Local Food, the second event in the series, is slated for February 12. Hodges said he has reached out to businesses and community partners with a focus on local food and hopes to do a meal preparation demonstration as well. .
The final event in the series will be Home Gardening in Hardin County, which will feature businesses and community partners focused on home gardening, such as local florists, landscaping companies, nurseries, garden centers. and more.
Vendors will also be set up to sell produce and merchandise at each event, just like any other Hardin County Farmer’s Market day.
The series is free to the public. Hodges said the only people who pay a fee are the people who actually sell the goods. Service providers who just promote their business or talk about what they’re doing don’t pay.
Hodges said they would still sign up people for the winter series if any of the related topics wanted to get involved and set up at an event.
Those interested can reach Hodges at 270-763-3550 or Susan Bell at [email protected]
Updates on the series and the vendors who will be on-site can be found on the Hardin County Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
“So many companies and people are supporting the market. We wanted to make these events so that we could also give back to them and promote their businesses and make it an event where the people of Hardin County see all they have to offer, ”Hodges said. “There are so many businesses and opportunities that it’s pretty hard to be aware of. “