GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Farmer’s Market made its 2010 debut in downtown Gallipolis on State Street, adjacent to the City Park, and was modeled after open-air markets across the state and country. By partnering with the City of Gallipolis, the Gallia County Farmer’s Market set out to draw the community downtown and represent Gallia County and its strong agricultural heritage.
Sisters Tina Gibson and Alieta Marshall have continued to run their family farm now known as Hawk’s Heritage Farms, located in Vinton. They were selling everything from October beans to homemade jellies, including their signature ‘Sunshine Marmalade’.
“When we first made it, I held it up to the sunlight and thought, ‘Boy, that sure is bright and pretty!’ so we named it Sunshine,” said Gibson.
Although the market is often modest in terms of the number of farmers represented there, area residents in the market for fresh vegetables, baked goods and even cheeses needn’t look further than the quaint local market still situated in its original State Street location.
On Saturday, shoppers could choose wares from approximately six vendors that included fresh tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, squash, beans, jellies, marmalade, baked goods and cheeses, among other choices.
The Gallia County Farmer’s Market is open Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to Market Manager Jeff Moore, the last 2012 markets will be held Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27.
Contact Moore at 740-339-3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.