Farmers finish 2017 season, look forward to next year

Another successful season of the Knox County Farmers’ Market has come to an end, but organizers are already excited for what’s to come.

“This season went great,” said Monica Clouse, Treasurer of the Knox County Farmers’ Market Board. “We were pleased to see old faces and welcome many new faces.”

To many regulars, the market offers more than just an outdoor grocery store.

“Farmers’ markets are many things to many people,” explained Clouse. “They bring life and revitalize the area, they are a place to socialize, they are educational, and most of all bring healthy and local food options.”

Patrons will have another reason to look forward to attending the market in the upcoming season. A pavilion is currently under construction for use of future markets.

“With the pavilion, we hope patrons can enjoys themselves more under the shaded and covered area,” said Clouse.

Located next to the Knox County Extension Office on Treuhaft Boulevard, the pavilion will allow patrons to shop for fresh veggies rain or shine. A quarter-mile walking track will circle the pavilion, giving the community a safe place to get some exercise in and promote a healthy lifestyle.