Farmers’ Market Week set for Aug. 7-13
Some of Kentucky’s approximately 160 farmers’ markets will be celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 7-13 with special events, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.
The Franklin-Simpson Farmers’ Market will host the inaugural Hometown Harvest Dinner Aug. 5 at its new Southern-style pavilion.
“This dinner will be located right in the middle of College Street just off the square here in Franklin,” Kim Roberts, vice president of Franklin-Simpson Farmers’ Market, wrote in an email. “The meal is being prepared by the Brickyard Restaurant of Franklin. It will be a plated meal consisting of an appetizer sampling (dips prepared by farmers’ market vendors); salad; a choice of either beef, chicken, or pork; two vegetable side dishes; homemade bread; and a dessert.
Roberts said 150 tickets are being pre-sold at a cost of $45 each.
Roberts wrote that the Franklin-Simpson Farmers’ Market “is growing by the week,” drawing customers from five counties surrounding Simpson, located on the Tennessee border along Interstate 65.
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