NEW HAVEN — A new event in the Town of New Haven will soon pair farmers who have an abundance of crops with people looking for fresh produce.
A farmers market will begin Saturday, and continue the first and third Saturday of each month, in the parking lot of the Sleigh Station, located at 603 Fifth St.
Becky Reed, owner of the Sleigh Station, a flower and gift shop, said she had thought of the farmers market a while back, unaware that it had been requested at a meeting of the town council. She was delighted when she approached the town to see what she needed to do to host the event, and immediately received a green light to proceed.
“We’re going to see how it goes,” Reed said. “It probably won’t be that big this time, but hopefully it will grow.”
Reed added there is no cost for local farmers and gardeners to set up. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until whenever the vendors sell out or want to leave.
“We’re doing it as a community service,” she said. “We have a lot of room to set up, and I think it will be a nice addition for the community and area.”
The nearest farmers market for Bend Area residents is at Point Pleasant or Alligator Jack’s, near Pomeroy, Ohio. Reed said she hopes it will turn into a community event, with not only fruits and vegetables being offered, but also fresh eggs and other items. It will also be a place for people to get together on the weekend, relax, and engage in fellowship.
For more information, Reed can be reached at 304-882-3586 or 304-971-0895.