Indoor farmers market this Saturday at ag center

Published 7:31 pm Friday, February 7, 2014

While the January market was awash with cold rain this market has so much going on that rain or no rain – it’s going to be a great day.

As a special treat for visitors, this market features the “Bee My Local Honey” event, which includes education, tastings and more.

Visitors to this market will also be able to swap seeds with their neighbors. The seed swap works on a simple principle that each gardener and farmer in our area can and should save seeds.

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Growing our local seed saving promotes resilience for our food safety, our local economy and for our diversity. Seed catalogs will also be available for free.

The day also features a chicken swap, working quite like the seed swap, chicken owners can bring one chicken to swap for another. Farmers also will be selling chicks and chickens at the market too.

Lastly, while the market is going one of the farm series classes will be occurring, Hugelkultur: Ultimate Raised Beds, taught by Patrick McLendon will go from 9 a.m.-noon. Vendors are welcome and should call the Mill Spring Agricultural Center to register ahead of time.

The ag center is located at 156 School Road in Mill Spring and information can be found at or in person at the ag center.

– article submitted by Patrick McLendon