The annual Jackson Farmers Market opened on Saturday, June 27, and some customers were already lined up before the official start at 9 a.m. to do business with approximately 10 different vendors.

The seasonal event is once again being conducted on property owned by the City of Jackson directly across Harding Avenue from Eddie Jones Park. The market is scheduled to operate from 9 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. each Saturday into September although the ending time may vary depending on the circumstances each week. All local farmers from Jackson County are welcome to participate. There is no set-up fee, but only locally-grown, agriculture-related products are allowed to be sold.

Organizer Julie Weber worked with Jackson Mayor Randy Evans to set up this year’s market and Evans was on hand soon after Saturday’s event began to check things out. The relocation of a recycling bin earlier in the week made it possible for the Farmers Market to operate in the same location. The Jones-Stephenson Insurance Agency and the affiliated Lewis Insurance Agency of Oak Hill are considered to be the sponsors of the event.

The skies were gray, but the rain and storms held off until later in the day and at least one vendor reported selling out by 11:30 a.m.

Julie Weber told The Telegram that the Jackson Farmers Market would be operating next Saturday, July 4, and that there is the intention of starting back the Farmers Market in Wellston after July 4.