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Farmers market season underway

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The New Albany Farmers Market opened for the season June 26 with more than 50 vendors set up in Market Square on Market Street.

The market runs from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday -- except July 3 -- through Sept. 4.

This year's market features normal farmers market fare like fresh vegetables, meats and condiments, as well as personal items like handmade soaps.

In addition, local artists and artisans will be showcased each week, with such wares as locally made lotions and candles for sale.

"There are additional vendors focused not necessarily on produce, but some type of locally made product," said Kristin Ferguson, spokeswoman for the farmers market.

The market also will feature live music from a different musician weekly and a community table that highlights a local organization.

Also new this year is the volunteer business program, in which local businesses help set up and tear down the market on a weekly basis.

Ferguson said local businesses contacted the market organizers and asked how they could help.

Ferguson said Square One Salon brought six people to help June 26.

"It's easier to call one business and get seven volunteers than to call seven volunteers," Ferguson said.

Ferguson said food trucks will be on site weekly, with new ones dropping by as they become available.

For a list of farmers market vendors, visit healthynewalbany.org/activities/farmers-market.

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