The Clinton Area Farmer's and Artisans Market opens this Saturday.
Late weeks rains should move off and provide a nice morning to open the season. Elizabeth Burns says they plan to have some produce for those coming by but the big deal for them is the celebration of Arbor Day.
If you're considering being a vendor at the market this season, Burns says participation is as easy as simply showing up. She asks it be something you raised locally.
Selling produce at the farmer's market is a great opportunity for extra income but Burns points out, you don't have to have a traditional garden to grow things. She explains there are a variety of gardening methods and you can learn about them at the market this Saturday.
This will be the 18th year of the Farmers Market in Clinton. Burns indicates it has been quite an 18 years trying to get established but they are trying new things to get more participation from both vendors and customers.
The market runs from 8 am to noon on the Mr. Lincoln Square. Burns says they are down on the square through almost all weather events, they take their tables and tents to the stage area if it rains.
Market dates for May are May 5, 12 and 26 and then every Saturday until October, including Apple and Pork weekend. Get more information by searching 'Clinton Area Farmers and Artisans Market' on Facebook.