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Story by Allen Brewer
Oxford community market is kicking off its 2018 season on Tuesday, April 17, but earlier this week a test testing event was hosted by the Lafayette County-Oxford Public library.
The event was hosted at the library on Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m. The food was catered by Carrey Drigger from 7D farms.
“The library and the friends of the library are putting on this program to also celebrate the wonderful Oxford Community Market and all they do for the community,” the library’s district manager, Laura Beth Walker, said.
The director of the farmers market, Betsy Chapman, was excited about the upcoming season.
“Next week is a very busy day for us,” Chapman said. “We will have our 2018 season kick off, which is our first market of the year. It is totally free to the public and it is going to be a big community get together with lots of music and a lot of fun.”
Foods that will be sold at the market include honey, vegetables, fruits and meats.
“The Farmers Market offers a variety of things like eggs, bread, ice cream and strawberries,” Drigger said. “There will be a lot of fresh strawberries this year.”
The farmers market is located across the road from the Library, on Bramlet Street, in the Old Armory Pavilion.
Citizens are welcomed to come to the markets opening event and speak with the farmers and buy fresh produce. Along with food, the market’s will host live music, actives, games, giveaways and cooking demos.
The Market will open on April 17 at 3 p.m.