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Porterdale farmer's market to open next week
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The Porterdale Farmers' Market will be opening for its second season on March 24. Local growers, bakers, and crafters will once again be selling their home-grown and hand-made wares at the Historic Train Depot in Porterdale every Saturday from 8:30 to noon.

"It's a great opportunity for people to get the freshest seasonal produce and talk to to the people who grow it," said market manager Helen Weitkamp. In addition to local produce, market vendors will also have vegetable and landscape plants, baked goods, jams and jellies, farm fresh eggs, gourmet pet treats, and crafts. "We'll have different vendors every week, depending on what is in season," said Weitkamp. Locally grown strawberries, peaches, melons and plants grown by high-schoolers in the Ag program were popular items at last year's market and will be available when ready this year.

Vendor applications are still being accepted and are available at or in-person at the market. For questions, contact manager Helen Weitkamp at (770) 788-9120.

The Historic Train Depot is located on Hemlock Street and Main Street in Porterdale, across from the Mill Lofts.