The Lincoln County Farmers Market will open for the 2004 season Thursday at a new location.
The market opens at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lincoln County Health Department on Sigmon Road.
The market will also be open at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings beginning this Saturday. Closing times vary depending on when the vendors sell out.
Once produce becomes plentiful, plans are to add Tuesday evenings to the schedule.
The market is coordinated by the Cooperative Extension Service in Lincoln County.
Vendors from Lincoln and surrounding counties are eligible to participate. Those who would like to ask questions about selling at the market or obtain a copy of the market rules can call the Extension Service at 704-736-8452. The market will feature locally grown produce and selected other items. No flea market sales are allowed. Kevin Starr, county extension director, says that vendors are very optmistic about the new market location. According to Starr, items available at the early markets should include locally grown asparagus, strawberries, leaf lettuce, green onions, and a variety of plants.