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Pittsburg farmers market offers fresh produce and more

By Susan Taft East Texas Community Newspapers
May 3, 2011 at 11 p.m.

PITTSBURG - The wait for fresh fruits and vegetables is over. Pittsburg's Downtown Farmers' Market opens Saturday morning at 8.

The market has moved to 204 Jefferson St. right next door to the Chamber of Commerce.

"This will give the vendors a nice, shady place to set up, and it will protect the shoppers from the hot summer sun in the coming months," said Allen Weatherford, Chamber of Commerce director.

Weatherford said he expects between seven and 10 vendors at the first market.

"We know for sure there will be a few folks there this weekend with vegetables; one man said he'll be bringing tomatoes," he said. "Another vendor will offer rose bushes.

"It's still early in the season, so we expect to see more vendors in the coming weeks."

The booths will remain open until noon or sellout.

Vendors may sell fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, herbs, eggs, canned items such as jams, jellies and salsa as well as baked goods and other specialty food products. Vendor spaces are free; however, vendors must obtain a city peddler's permit and fill out a Farmers Market vendor application.

Both forms will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office and at the Pittsburg Police Department.

For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (903) 856-3442 or email info@pittsburgchamber.com.



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