Wilson Farmers Market season opens

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It was opening day Wednesday for the 2017 Wilson Farmers Market. The downtown market was in business bright and early with a variety of products including strawberries, cabbage, boiled peanuts and lots of bedding plants.

Vendor Paula Reges of Nashville has six greenhouses and an eight-acre garden. She said she will have tomatoes at the market very soon.

“We have them hanging on the vine,” she said.

But this week, she was stocking lots of flowers, herb and vegetable plants.

Teddy Lamm and his family had buckets of bright red strawberries to sell. Lamm said this week’s heavy rain hit his farm hard, and he lost around 200 gallons of berries. But he still had a good supply for the market.

Marie and Magie Martinez were back with their popular baked goods, including cheese bread, scones and cookies. New this year, the mother-daughter team also has cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing.

The Wilson County Fairgrounds market opens on Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to noon on U.S. 301.

Visit the downtown market each Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 207 Green St.

Lisa Boykin Batts