Inclement weather prevented Main Street Pineville’s (MSP) newest event from having a grand opening for the second week in a row.
Last week, the threat of continuing thunderstorms shut down the Farmer’s Market. This week scattered showers canceled the live music portion of the event. Local artist Jade Robertson and Tim Goodin had been scheduled to perform.
Despite the ongoing threat of showers and storms farmers showed up to the event with their fresh from the garden vegetables in tow. Those who braved the potentially bad weather were able to purchase homegrown squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage, tomatoes and other produce.
The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia-KY (CRFA) has partnered with MSP for the Farmer’s . CRFA sat up both weeks under the awning at the Bell Theater. Each Thursday CRFA will be set up from noon until 7 p.m. in front of the theater giving away free books as part of Main Street Thursdays.
Organizers say they anticipate the event will grow each week as additional crops come in at area farms.
Local farmers are encouraged to come to the courthouse square to sell their produce or plants.
Main Street Thursdays will begin each week at noon with the CRFA giving out books . The Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m., with live music at 6 p.m.
Reina P. Cunningham may be reached at 606-302-9100.