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Farmers market offering entertainment throughout summer

May 31, 2014

By Stephanie Salmons, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

May 31--Summer at the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market is about to get a little more entertaining.

Bluegrass band Blue Diamond performs 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, kicking off a summer of Saturday performances at the market's primary location at Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road.

The summer series will include performances by Heath and Molly, Dan Bowlds, Haley Payne, the Stud Buzzards and others.

Farmers Market President Suzanne White said the market had entertainment occasionally in the past but tried to make it a weekly event last year. This year, however, "we've got a few bigger acts," she said.

"We want people to be able to come out and socialize and (to) give them something enjoyable to do on a Saturday morning," White said.

Community groups will also be at the market throughout the summer, an announcement from the farmers market states. The Owensboro Master Gardeners, Owensboro Herb Society, Sierra Club, Owensboro Dance Theater, Daviess County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers and others will attend.

According to White, the market has been open since mid-April, but the full schedule, where the market is operated at a number of locations around town, also kicks off Saturday.

In June, the market expands to four sites:

--Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, as part of the Harvest Market.

--Wednesdays, 7:30-10:30 a.m., New Life Church, 400 Crabtree Ave.

--Fridays, 2-5 p.m., Nona's Downtown Market, 126 E. Second St.

--Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Road.

There will also be a $25 basket from featured farmers given away each Saturday, White said.

"I think it's going to be a lot of fun this year ... Come eat, drink, socialize, enjoy the music and take home your fresh, healthy food," she said.

Stephanie Salmons


Twitter: @StephReports


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