The Greenville Farmers Market is scheduled to start on Wednesday

One of the most anticipated series of summer events – the Main Street Greenville Farmer’s Market – is set to officially kick off at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 734 Washington Ave., across from Queen City Furniture.

The Greenville Farmers Market hours are 8 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday through September.

Farmers Frank and Linda Cole will preview their offerings on Saturday morning.

Customers can expect to see farm-fresh fruits and vegetables as well as homemade baked goods available for purchase.

Main Street Greenville’s mission is to ensure that the Greenville Farmers’ Market provides a place where local farmers and gardeners can supply the Delta with fresh produce, plants, local crafts and other agricultural products.

The organization also promotes the Farmers’ Market as a safe community gathering place where citizens can learn and practice healthy eating habits while supporting their local economy.

“Main Street Greenville sees the Greenville Farmers’ Market as an opportunity to connect local small businesses to the citizens of Greenville. Access to fresh fruits and vegetables is limited in our area, but the Greenville Farmers Market provides consumers with a concentrated place to purchase the freshest items available in our area and provides local businesses with a place to sell their produce” , said Main Street. Deanne New, Greenville Marketing Coordinator.

New was asked if shoppers can expect any particularly unique products or items from vendors at this year’s Farmer’s Market.

“I can’t be sure what will be ready when, but in the past some of the most interesting items our vendors have brought are purple potatoes, pearl onions, eggplant, aloe, spaghetti squash and homemade chow chows and jellies, in addition to corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, purple peas, lima beans, etc., more popular,” she said.

Gretchen Giachelli, director of main street programs for the Greater Greenville Housing and Revitalization Association, pointed out that most customers generally like to get to the market early to get that “first pick” of available goods, but whenever customers can going outside is an opportunity to bring home some of the freshest fruits and vegetables in the delta.

Frequent and familiar sellers include Sellars Farms, Farming Together, At It Again and Williams Farm.

New added: “It is important to Main Street Greenville to promote programs that support the community and bring people downtown. The Greenville Farmers Market offers a fresh farm-to-table opportunity for everyone.

James V. Payne