McKenzie Farmers’ Market opens Saturday for the 2021 season. The historic building, once an automotive dealership, air conditioner business, and florist, is an indoor market. Some vendors set up outside with their products.
By Nancy Holland
The McKenzie Farmers’ Market opens Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m. Many of the regular vendors from last year will be at the downtown market, located at the intersection of Cedar and Waldran streets.
Charlotte plans to have her delicious beef products, fresh eggs, special blended popcorn, and certain fresh vegetables as weather permits.
Kathryn will bring her delicious breads, pickles, relishes, fresh vegetables and her daughter, Sarah, always her beautiful crocheted items. Linda plans to have moist banana bread, jams, jellies, handmade jewelry and wooden items. Ruby’s fresh Amish fried pies are always a great success. Betty brings marvelous tiny pecan pies and sometimes she has ham and biscuits. Casey Gant grows a variety of healthy plants, herbs, bunny bullet, which is an all-natural fertilizer, and other creative arrangements. Mandy Drewry will have the best sweet corn in the area when the season arrives. Ricky Fuzzell always has a great variety of vegetables including tomatoes, squash, green peppers and other things as soon as the season is ready. Otis Nesbitt grows the best purple hull peas, cabbage, tomatoes and other vegetables. John Lusk hopes to have a good apple crop and plenty of honey. Dave Fulman brings his bee jam* and other homemade items. Jenny Burlison will have apples, Beverly Ellis will bring her muscadines and grapes when the season arrives. David Featherston’s coffee always hits the spot. Matt Perry is famous for his turnip greens, kale, collards and mustard along with other vegetables. Steve and Melanie Burke make marvelous jams, jellies and sausage and biscuits. Cathy Adams brings a huge variety of aromatic goat soap. Teresa Foster hopes to have sausage and biscuits and other baked items. Dottie Walker is coming back with her lettuce and whatever else is growing. Nancy Bush plans to have a booth with her unique goodies.
These are a few of the regular vendors and the market will grow week after week. New vendors are welcome.
The first 50 customers to arrive on June 5 receive an heirloom Cherokee tomato plant.