The Farmers Market, formerly held on the National Guard Armory property, is now held each Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Centre City Park. National Guard Armory Building parking lot on Armory Road in Centre.
Items available for sale include fresh vegetables, local honey, canned homemade soup, pickled okra, pickles, organic eggs and much more.
The Farmers Market continues to draw vendors from throughout the Northeast Alabama area, like Kitty and Danny Phillips from the Coates Bend area of Etowah County.
“We tried this last week and did well so we said, ‘well we are going to come back,”’ said Kitty. “We are want-to-be farmers. We just have a little bit.
Some of the items they have sold, Phillips said, include bush beans, pole beans, potatoes, cucumber and blackberries.
Alan Todd of Piedmont began selling at the Centre Farmers’ Market last year.
“I have had Silver Sweet Corn, tomatoes, and purple hull peas which is all I brought so I am about out,” said Todd. “I have done well. I have some Silver Queen Corn left.”
“I came last year back when they had it at the armory,” noted Todd. “Here it is much better with more shade and just a more relaxed atmosphere than being in that hot sun. I get enough of that picking all of that.”
“This is the first year we have participated,” said Local Farmer Randy Jones. “It is going pretty well. We have squash, corn, green beans, sugar peas and Silver Queen corn.”
“We have different vendors bringing different things,” said Jones.