By Bobbie Poynter
Business was a little slow at the grand opening of the Knox County Farmers’ Market Thursday, but that was Mother Nature’s fault as a rainstorm shut things down for a short time. However, once the rain stopped and the skies cleared, it was business as usual. Even though the harvest of fresh produce has not yet begun, there were still plenty of booths with lots of items from which patrons could choose.
Patrons and vendors alike are enjoying the more comfortable setup for the market at the Knox County Extention Office’s parking lot. Even with all the vendors’ booths, there’s still plenty of parking available.
The Blue Crawdads, a laid-back blues band, provided the afternoon’s entertainment before and after the ribbon cutting. And for those that came to the market hungry, there were plenty of tender ribeye sandwiches, loaded baked potatoes, or roasted corn on the cob.
Barbourville Mayor said it all as he welcomed everyone to the market and its evening’s festivities, “This Knox County Farmers’ Market is great for everyone, the farmers, the crafters, the vendors, and the community.”