Huntington’s and Putnam County’s Farmers’ Markets May 5 2012
I think demand for fresh local produce is rising; I know ours is and it seems that many local people are wanting more. We stopped by the Central City Market just in case anything was going on and the “Opening Soon” on the website was not up to date. Alas, it was accurate.
We then drove up to the Putnam County market in Hurricane and despite the rain, it was pretty busy. I spoke to a couple of the producers there and they said the increase of use of low and high tunnels have made it easy to start their market earlier in the season. They offered a variety of salad greens, herbs, shitake mushrooms, tomato plants, flowering hanging baskets, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, honey, and much much more.