Tucked just behind the Logan County Ag extension office at 255 John Paul road in Russellville, is the location of the Logan County farmer’s market. There are not any flashy signs advertising the site. The market relies mostly on word of mouth to invite guests to try the farm-fresh food offered at very affordable prices. If residents of Logan and surrounding counties are looking for locally grown alternatives to chain store produce from foreign countries, the farmer’s market is worth a visit.
The market offers multiple varieties of fruits, vegetables, breads, and crafts. All of the sellers are required to be residents of Logan County. That ensures that all of the products found at the farmer’s market are local.
One of the vendors, Venita Hall from Poore’s Nursery, has been producing and selling to the public for many years. Her booth includes many tasty items directly from the farm. Hall sells honey, potatoes, peaches, blackberries, tomatoes and many more healthy local food choices. Poore’s Nursery has been in operation since 1960 and consists of five generations of family members. Hall says that the extended hours on Tuesday evenings will give more people an opportunity to stop by the market after work.
Vegetables are not the only food sold at the farmer’s market. Baker, Kris Partlow offers quite an assortment of homemade bread. Late on Tuesday afternoon, her table sat nearly empty from a busy day of selling to excited local customers. Partlow’s creations include jalapeno cheese bread, strawberry bread, honey wheat, and numerous other mouth-watering choices.
Arts and crafts are also available. Local artist Allie Robertson enjoys selling her art and greenhouse items to the local consumers. Displayed on her table was a gourd that was hand painted and transformed into a scarecrow. Robertson also offers vegetables and flowers.
Mike Dorris of Lewisburg says he has been selling at the Logan County Farmer’s Market for around six years. He says that he will be offering sweet corn, possibly as early as Saturday. Dorris grows over 300 tomato plants on his farm. His table included fresh cucumbers at much lower prices than chain stores, large onions, cabbage, tomatoes, and various other farm-fresh produce.
The Logan County Farmer’s Market will be open for extended hours this year. On Tuesdays, the market operates from noon until 6pm. Saturday, they are open from 7:30 am until noon. The season runs until the end of October.
Look forward to watermelons, apples, pears, pumpkins, and many more homegrown produce items at the farmer’s market this season. All items are local, safe, delicious, and affordable for all residents of Logan County. The Market is easy to locate, just behind the extension office with the bright blue roof on the 68/80 bypass.