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Downtown Farm & Art Market coming in summer

Downtown Farm & Art Market coming in summer

Bill Stephens

March 10th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

HENDERSON, KY, March 10, 2016 – A one-evening-per week Farm & Art Market that’s an extension of the Henderson Farmers Market is coming to Audubon Mill Park on the riverfront this summer.

The Downtown Henderson Farm & Art Market will be open on Wednesdays from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. starting May 25 and ending Sept. 28 (except for June 15 when the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival will be set up in the park, according to a release from the City of Henderson.

Groups that have collaborated on the new sales opportunity for local growers and artists include Downtown Henderson Partnership, Henderson Farmers Market Association, City of Henderson, Henderson County Tourist Commission, Henderson County Parks and Programs and local artists.

The DHP said in a news release that the goals were to provide an extra opportunity for Farmers Market vendors at a different location once a week and to incorporate local artists. The Main Street organization said they also welcome vendors, food trucks and other groups and organizations that would like to participate in the downtown market.

“For the last few months we have collaborated with multiple groups throughout the community to create a safe and healthy space downtown that provides access to local fresh food, art and music,” the news release said. “We take pride in knowing that we are a leader in developing and maintaining the heart of our community as a regional center for improved commerce, health, historic preservation, art, music, tourism and quality of life.”

For information on becoming a vendor or participating in the market, contact Laura or Sarah at DHP, 270-827-0016, or email sarah@downtownhenderson.org.

The Henderson Farmers Market at the Cates & Porter Pavilion located at the Henderson County Fairgrounds off Airline Road is open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or while supplies last), from May 1 to Oct. 31.

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