Farmers market offers unique items
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The Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8-11 a.m. in The Alley by Mosquito Burrito in downtown Cleveland and it offers a variety of unusual items, in addition to the usual locally grown produce.

Other items to be found include fresh herbs, canned goods, baked goods, honey, eggs, fresh cut flowers, and goat milk soap.

One vendor, Handcrafted Body Care, has organic insect repellant for sale. Other organic body care products are available from Sarah Brennan.

Special events are held weekly, including educational programs, cooking demos and live music and in August, there will be some workshops on healthy lifestyles.

Shelby Polk, project director at Delta State University’s Delta Healthy Families Project said, “We will be providing information about the programs/services to be offered at the Healthy Lifestyles Center. We will also be providing educational sessions for children and adults regarding nutrition and physical activity to promote health.”

The market accepts WIC coupons, which may be used at farmers markets to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

“More vendors are signing up to be approved to take the coupons. They cannot give change when a person presents a coupon,” said Michelle Johansen, Farmers Market Volunteer Market Manager. “Not every county has this program.

“Every week, I post the vendors and activities that will be available at the market,” said Johansen, “so visit our Facebook page for the latest information.”

New vendors are welcomed. For more information, contact clevelandfarmersmarket@gmail.com or Michelle at 662-719-9595

The market will be available on Saturdays until Sept. 6.