The Powell Farmers Market got off to a fast start this year, with more than twice as many vendors on opening day as in 2012.

The Powell Farmers Market got off to a fast start this year, with more than twice as many vendors on opening day as in 2012.

The farmers market kicked off May 11 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon almost every Saturday through Oct. 12 in the parking lot behind Liberty Tavern, 50. S. Liberty St.

There is no market June 29 due to the Powell Festival.

Twelve vendors were present at the farmers market on opening day 2013, compared with just five vendors to start the summer last year.

Visitors this month will find fresh produce such as asparagus, tomatoes, greens and strawberries.

One vendor sells herbs and flowers, including hanging basket arrangements.

Beef, pork, cheese and farm-fresh eggs also are available.

Baked goods include bread, bagels, scones, cookies and doughnuts from Sugar B's Bakery and Village Bakery, and JC's Sweet Ice Tea offers up cold drinks.

A coffee vendor will join the market this month selling fresh roasted coffee beans, muffins, toffee and fudge.

Another vendor's homemade marshmallows are a highlight, said Nancy Buckley, executive director of the Greater Powell Area Chamber of Commerce.

"If you've never had one, they're unbelievably sweet and rich," she said.

It's the second year since the farmers market moved to a Saturday schedule. Previously, it was held Thursday evenings.

The change was made based on public feedback.

"It's so much more convenient," Buckley said. "It was hard for anyone who works outside of Powell to try to get to that weekday market that closed at 6 or 7."

The market's location offers plenty of parking, and the location is good for nearby families or individuals who want to walk or ride their bikes, Buckley added.

Vouchers are available to senior citizens age 60 and older through the Council for Older Adults of Delaware County, redeemable at the Powell Farmers Market and other farmers markets around the county.

The vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, baked goods, honey and food-bearing plants.

Vouchers will be distributed starting Saturday, June 1, at the Center for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road, as well as at the Powell, Delaware, fairgrounds and Sunbury farmers markets.