Marion County Farmer's Market celebrates Grand Opening
The Marion County Farmers Market celebrated its grand opening Monday morning.
Patrons were abuzz at the Water Park Pavilion where vendor after vendor
set up to offer local fare. Farmers and artists alike brought out their
best items to the open air and live music of the farmers market.
Columbia's radio controlled airplane club even took flight to the
delight of spectators. Organizers say the support they've received from
the community has been overwhelming.
Pamela Blanchard, a founding member of the Marion County Farmer's Market says,
"Today is our grand opening at our Marion County Farmer's Market and
we've been going for 3 weeks and today we are celebrating and thanking
Marion County for supporting us. We have arts and crafts, we've got
local honey, we have homemade breads, and we have body products, lots of
fresh produce, local fresh produce. You know Marion County hasn't had a
farmers market for a while now and there was a big push for one and
Julie McDonald of Conerly Road Farms and I started a virtual farmers
market online and the outcry was just amazing. The support and just
overnight we just bumped up to over 1,000 likes."
The Marion County Farmer's Market is open each Monday morning at the
Marion County Water Park and organizers say they would like to see
market going year round.