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May 23, 2005

A perennial favorite, Williamsburg Farmers' Market opens for fourth season

Spring showers should bring a bounty of fresh produce to the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market, which opened earlier this month and now is in full swing. Located in Colonial Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, each market is open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

According to market manager Libbey Oliver, the farmers’ market gives area residents an opportunity to browse the best local products there are to offer, including vegetables, fresh and potted plants, herbs and herbal products, honey, seafood, premium meats, peanuts and baked goods. There are 34 returning vendors and four new vendors to the market this year.

“The market now offers pork, along with poultry, bison, beef and seafood, more growers of perennials, such as iris and peonies, and growers of small fruit trees,” she said.

In addition to vendors, the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market also features chef demonstrations, music and exhibits. The current schedule includes a celebration of the market's fourth anniversary on July 2.

The Williamsburg Farmers’ Market is sponsored by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Merchants Square Association and the City of Williamsburg. Ukrop’s Super Markets sponsors musical entertainment.

The regular market schedule continues every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 29. For more information, contact Oliver at (757) 259-3768 or visit the website at www.williamsburgfarmersmarket.com.

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