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Officials have announced that Parkview Whitley Hospital will be the sponsor for the Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market.
The seasonal market will open Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m. and will be at the Whitley County Courthouse Square until 12:30 p.m. The Whitley County Farmerâ€™s Market sets up shop each Saturday through fall.
Matt Hopf is the boardâ€™s president. He is joined by Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Doug Brown, Jennifer Zartman-Romano, Jane Loomis, Michael McCoy, Tom Hartzell and Scott Gabriel.
More than 50 vendors will bring a variety of plants, vegetables, baked good and crafts to the square.
â€śThe best thing about the market is the sense of community that one feels when they visit the market,â€ť said Hopf.
â€śThis sense of community occurs when individuals can actually shake the hand of the person who grew their food or made their product, and develop a true connection with their food and product not often found in todayâ€™s society.â€ť
â€śI decided to become part of the board so that I can help to ensure that the market continues to grow and flourish,â€ť he said.
Follow the market on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whitley-County-Farmers-Market.
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