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Louisiana farmers market starts, Eolia market suspended until fall

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

farmersMarketThe Farmers Market at Louisiana is underway again for the season under the chamber of commerce, but the Eolia farmers’ market has been suspended until the fall.
At Louisiana, customers can come to Riverfront Park on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. The market was expanded to Wednesdays last year and proved successful.
Patrons can also come on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m., about the time things sell out.
On Saturday, May 31, Mary Jo Rose of Bowling Green was there, selling hand-made baskets, small loaves of banana and zucchini bread and produce like kale and lettuce.
“I’ve been coming down here ever since they started this,” Rose said. “It gets in your blood.”
The Louisiana open-air market features other produce, breads, jellies, jams, flowers and knickknacks for sale.
The Wind Ridge Farmers Market at Eolia met several Saturday mornings this spring and will now suspend operations until the fall, according to market President Kelly Klober.
A lack of shade at the Eolia site on a vacant lot on Hwy. H just east of Hwy. 61 doesn’t provide enough shade for the participants, Klobber said.
The market will reopen from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, Klobber said. It will also be open those same hours on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Eolia market also has breads, jams and jellies but is strong on poultry, livestock and plants. “We’ve got a good variety of stuff,” Klobber added.
On May 31, chickens were being sold along with flowers and plants from the Bowling Green FFA.
At one booth, Dale Davis of Bowling Green was selling Nubian Boer goats.
“I bottle feed them, which makes them twice as tame,” Davis said.