Zelaney Farms loads up fresh basil in preparation of the Vernon Farmers Market beginning Thursday.

Zelaney Farms loads up fresh basil in preparation of the Vernon Farmers Market beginning Thursday.

Vernon market set for season

It’s time for the Vernon Farmers Market and the season officially begins Thursday.

It’s spring and that can only mean one thing.

It’s time for the Vernon Farmers Market and the season officially begins Thursday.

“We plan to open with fresh basil, baby greens, bedding plants, some winter storage produce and baking and crafts,” said Ingrid Baron, market manager.

The market will run at the Kal Tire Place parking lot Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 29.

“With more than 200 local growers and artisans participating throughout the season, we offer everything from fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, crafts, art, gourmet foods, plants, flowers, gifts, and delicious baking,” said Baron.

“Buskers, live entertainment and children’s activities often add to the cheerful atmosphere. Lively chatter and friendly faces welcome residents and visitors alike.”