It’s that time of year again — farmers from throughout the Tri-State area are beginning to set up at the Harrogate Farmers Market in Harrogate, Tenn. For over 100 years, farmers have been sitting up in the area to sell their homegrown produce and homemade baked goods.
Mary Hall of Halls Produce has been working the family business for the past 20 years alongside three generations of family members. Halls sells a wide variety of fruits and vegetables as well as canned and baked goods made with homegrown ingredients.
“We do it all,” explained Hall. “We have fresh yeast, banana, zucchini and sweet potato breads. We can tomatoes, pickles, green beans, chow chows and beets.”
Vendor Eugene Cline has been setting up at the market for over a decade and sells local produce such as Grainger County tomatoes and honey. Clinch River Farms is currently selling hanging baskets and vegetable plants and will be selling produce as soon as their crop comes in.
The Harrogate Farmers Market is located in the parking lot of Harrogate United Methodist Church at 6920 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tenn. and is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5:30 a.m until 7 p.m. Those interested in joining the Market can contact Harrogate United Methodist Church 423-869-3734.
Reina P. Cunningham may be reached at 606-302-9100.