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Farmers Market to Return to Hill East Tomorrow

by Alyse Mier — June 7, 2016 at 10:40 am 0

Watkins Farmers Market (Photo via New Morning Farm) (Updated at 4:55 p.m.) Locals in search of organic, healthy food will once again have the chance to buy freshly grown produce in Hill East.

The Watkins Farmers Market is set to return for its fourth season tomorrow at 13 and E streets SE. The market is scheduled to run from 4 to 7:30 p.m., according to the website for New Morning Farm, which organizes it.

New Morning Farm works with 40 other farms in the south-central Pennsylvania area to put the market together. The farms are slated to bring eggs and a variety of fresh early summer fruits, vegetables and herbs, including tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, strawberries and kale, New Morning Farm owner Jim Crawford said.

“The market is meant to teach the kids,” Crawford said. “They already have a great gardening program at [Watkins Elementary] school, so this is meant to show them what it’s like to be a farmer and what food grown on a farm tastes like.”

The market is scheduled to operate every Wednesday until October. But once school is in session, the market is slated to operate from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Photo via New Morning Farm

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