By Alyssa Schnugg
The Magnolia Square Market kicks off its season this Saturday under the huge magnolia tree in downtown Water Valley on Main Street.
The farmer’s market, managed by the Water Valley Main Street Association since 2007, has been expanded to include local crafts, activities for children, games, a plant swap, an antique car show and more this summer.
Kathy Williams, a volunteer with the market, said about 30 vendors are expected at the market that will be 8 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday of each month through November.
The market will have a free plant swap organized by The Garden Club of Water Valley. Bring a plant and take home a plant. “Yoda,” the Yalobusha County Sheriff Department’s K9, will be on hand to greet shoppers with his handler, Deputy Taylor Byford.
Several vendors accept debit and credit cards and, of course, all take cash.
Along with locally grown produce, the market features homemade baked goods, unique crafts and clothing.
Follow the Magnolia Square Market on Facebook for updates and a listing of vendors.
If you are interested in having a booth or need more information, contact market organizer Cinnamon Foster through the Magnolia Square Market’s Facebook page.