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Ag Market Day offers produce, burgers, activities

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By Linda Ireland

 The success of last summer’s Ag Market Day led to plans for a 2014 version.

About 200 people attended the event, taking the opportunity to purchase locally produced vegetables, bedding plants, eggs and baked goods from 10 vendors.

The LaRue County Extension office is sponsoring another Ag Market Day on May 20 – Primary Election Day. At least 15 vendors will set up booths at the Extension office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road.

Extension Agent David Harrison hopes residents will check out the local produce and pick up lunch or supper. Durham Beef will be providing a grilled hamburger meal and Bull Durham Roasted Corn will offer roasted corn, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Producers who have confirmed are Bob Ernst, taking orders for eggs, lamb and chicken; Polly Dunn with portable chicken coops and planters; Travis Cleaver with sausage, kale, green onions and jellies; Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market with flowers, strawberries, asparagus and baked goods; Tartan Farms with jams; Cathy Taylor with herbs and quilts; LaRue County High School greenhouse with vegetable plants, geraniums and hanging baskets; the 4-H Rabbit Club will sell cotton candy, baked goods and bracelets; and Martin Meadow Farms with goat meat.

Daniel Carpenter will set up a booth for Young Farmers; and Amy E. Aldenderfer, Hardin County Extension Agent for Horticulture, will demonstrate how to make mozzarella cheese at 3 p.m.

The Extension office’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program will give away totes and recipe cards.

The 4-H Livestock Club will sponsor a petting zoo.

The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The ag market will coincide with 4-H Project Day (1-3 p.m.) 4-Hers will be working on projects to be entered in the LaRue County Fair.

For more information about Ag Market Day or Extension programs, call 270-358-3401.