Storms, flooding affects start to farmer's market season | Community Spirit
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Because of recent storms and flooding, Paducah's Downtown Farmer's Market has had a slow start to the season.
The city of Paducah says that many vendors have been unable to bring their goods because of storm and flood recovery. The severe storms, heavy rain and flooding left the vendors with a lot of work on their farms and property.
The farmer's market has space for up to 20 vendors, with all spaces rented for the 2011 season. The city said only a handful of vendors have been bringing their products to the market and usually on Fridays and Saturdays.
"PRA wants people to know that the farmer's market is open with items to buy, but it won't be at full capacity until later this month or even July," said Paducah Renaissance Alliance Office Manager Susan Gibson. "However, the vendors are getting creative by bringing other items to the farmer's market such as flowers and herbs while they wait for their fruits and vegetables to mature."
The market is located at Second and Monroe. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, you can visit their website.
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