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Farmers Market on the Square enjoys first morning

Farmers Market and Hungry Kids Cafe off to a good start on its first day. The crowd was building in the balmy, sunny morning hours, then winds brought the weather change and when rain and thunder rolled in the Market closed to keep everyone safe.
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By Donna Jones

The Farmers Market on the Square (FM2) opened the 2018 season Saturday morning, April 14, at 8amCT with 12 vendors. There were lots of bedding plants, green onions and fresh lettuce. Each week more fresh vegetables and fruits will be appearing.

There was also a variety of crafts as well as local honey, so for opening day, I was pleased.

The crowd was picking up and lots of familiar faces were there until the weather changed.

When rain and thunder rolled in around 10, for safety reasons, we closed the market early, but look for us next week, at the same place, FM2, at the Corner of Campbellsville & Merchant Streets, 8am-1pmCT, Saturday, April 21, at Then in June we will start the Wednesday afternoon market from 12pmNoon-5pmCT.

The Farmers Market Vendors would like to Thank everyone for their support and look forward to seeing you this season. - DJ

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FM2 - Booth sisters pronounce Hungry Kids Cafe: Yummy!

2018-04-14 - Hungry Kids Cafe, FM 2 - Corner Campbellsville & Merchant Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Let's get started! Hungry Kids Cafe pronounced open for the season and yummy by the Booth girls, from left, Cadence, 6, Kennedy 8, Roxie 4 and Raegan held by Mom, Cali. All are experts on good food -- Dad Kellis Booth, was starting the waffles at Waffle Street, a few booths down. Downtowners remember Kellis' days with Harvest Cafe on the Square - and will never forget the times Cali brought Kennedy, then a toddler to the cafe' - and Kellis' work at Anderson's pizza restaurant. It was 67 warm degrees when this photo taken at around 8amCT. Weather was getting ready to change according to winds, but all good in the first hour. - LW

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FM2 - Wouldn't be FM2 without Coview and Lonely Acre teams

2018-04-14 - FM2 at Municipal Parking Lot, Campbellsville & Merchant Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Jimmy Helm of Lonely Acre Farm holds son, Lakin. Caitlin Bunnell Helm, manager of Lonely Acre and wife of Jimmy and mother of Lakin, is in center. And, on the right, Caitlin's Dad and Lakin's Granddad, Darrell Bunnell, a mainstay of Farmer's Market on the Square since it's founding. - EW

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FM 2 - A stylish bib from Donna Jones - 14 Apr 2018

2018-04-14 - Big Black Dog Farm booth -FM2 at Municipal Parking Lot, Campbellsville & Merchant Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Donna Jones, co-coordinator of FM2 and Big Black Dog Farms, searches for the most stylish bib for Charles Marshburn, left, as Jeanne Marshburn stands by. In addition to Bibs, Donna Jones' has a selection of honey from her farm, a specialty of her husband, David Jones, as well as other specialty items. World travellers now settled in Adair County, perhaps, the county's - for sure Greater Gadberry's - foremost yellow buckeye forest manager. Mrs. Marshburn is very active in the Adair County Garden Club. - LW

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Hungry Kids Cafe welcomed folks on first day

2018-04-14 - FM2 lot, corner Merchant and Campbellsville Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The Hungry Kids Cafe is separate from the Farmers Market but it shares the big lot provided by the City of Columbia on the corner of Campbellsville and Merchant Streets. By 8:15amCT it was already a busy place ready to offer free food to all children. The Cafe is done with all donations and volunteer work. The sign goes up later in the week and final touches will be done on the building so that by week two, full efficiency is expected. - LW

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