Gautier residents have a new place to shop for their summer produce. May 13 saw Gautier’s first farmer’s market of the season.
Located in George Martin City Park from 8 a.m. until noon, visitors were offered selections from numerous local vendors.
“We had Havens Down Home Creamery selling milk, eggs, cheese, and grass-fed beef,” said April Havens, Grants and Projects Administrator for the City of Gautier. “We had Gautier Gold Honey, Butts’ Bees Honey, and Island Sweets by Kay and Tay selling cakes, pies, pretzels, and popcorn. There we also local growers of vegetables of fruits selling things like snap beans, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, okra, fruit trees, shrubs, flowering plants and so many more.”
Farmer’s market are such a valuable resource due to the unique products they offer.
“It’s important for residents to support their local growers, who provide healthy and wholesome items at a good price,’ Havens explained. “It supports our local economy, encourages our entrepreneurs, and provides delicious options for our dinner tables. Markets such as these make fresh good easily accessible to our community.”
While this is the city’s first farmer’s market, Havens hopes it becomes a staple in the community.
“We plan to hold one the second Saturday of every month from May through October, though additional weekends may be added based on the overwhelming response from the first event,” Havens said.
The next market will be held June 10.