The Downtown Greenwood Farmers Market will be opening in a couple of weeks.

To get ready for the 2019 season, it is hosting a meeting for potential vendors at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizens Building, 507 Howard St.

Beth Stevens, who manages the farmers market with her husband, Glen, for the city of Greenwood, said that interested vendors will have the opportunity to fill out an application to sell at the market.

She said vendors also will be able to learn about different programs associated with the farmers market.

For example, Purvie Green of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture will talk about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, a voucher program that helps elderly people to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The farmers market starts Saturday, May 25, and will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Sept. 28. It is held at the Railspike Park Pavilion, located at the corner of Johnson and Main streets.

Last year, 15 to 20 vendors were present most Saturdays, Stevens said.

She said she is looking for new vendors, particularly those who sell produce.

“Big or small. You don’t have to be a big operation to sell produce at our market,” Stevens said.

The pavillion can hold about 25 vendors, each with their own table, she said. Additional vendors can be situated in the nearby parking lot.

“We will not turn anyone away for lack of space,” Stevens said.

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