Farmers market returns to Iola square



April 18, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Debbie Bearden likes nothing better than talking about the local farmers market — and there’s a lot to talk about this year.

The market, sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau and Thrive Allen County, starts a 26-week run in its third year on the southwest side of the Allen County Courthouse square Thursday evening. The market will be open 5:30 to 7 p.m., with closing time moving to 7:30 after Memorial Day.

“We averaged 23 to 25 vendors last year, about 10 fewer than 2010 because of the extremely hot and dry weather. With the space we have available this year, we could accommodate 45 or 46.”

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