City Announces End of Farmers Market Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Barbara Simpson, Cultural Arts & Special Events Coordinator, or (334) 595-0854

September 2, 2014

 

The first year for the Prattville Farmers Market to be managed by the City of Prattville has been a great success and we look forward to a bigger and better market next year.

"It has been a real pleasure working with our local and regional growers and others who have participated at the market this year," said Barbara Simpson, Coordinator of Cultural Arts and Special Events and Manager of the Prattville Farmers Market. "I have learned a lot from our growers and have already started to make plans for the market for next year."

The City is closing the Market for the rest of the year and will start back again in June 2015. The original schedule was to go through the end of September, but because of the unusual weather we have had this season, most of the growers no longer have crops to bring to market.

Our produce has been excellent and we have had some great guest chefs and music at the market as well. Our first guest chef was Prattville's nationally recognized Chef and Author, Stacey Little. We have also been lucky to have had Chef Leo Maurelli, of Central, who was named 2014 Chef of the Year: Southeast, 5-Star Chef Paul Norton of Wind Creek, Michelle Hillman of Sugar B's, Brandon Smith of In the Box, and our own pancake flipping Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. The Prattville Master Gardeners were there to give advice on planting and care of gardens and growing and cooking with herbs. The community has been great to support the market and our local growers, helping our farmers to sellout on almost every Saturday and sharing their experiences and favorite recipes on our Facebook page.

We plan to have even more to offer in 2015 and hope that you will continue to support the Prattville Farmers Market next season. For more information, contact the Special Events Office at 334/595-0854 or visit the Farmers Market page on this website.

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