Market in the Park returns

Published 4:30 pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

Visitors to the first of this year's Market in the Park event purchase fresh peaches from one of the many vendors on hand at FNB&T Saturday.

Visitors to the first of this year’s Market in the Park events purchase fresh peaches from one of the many vendors on hand at FNB&T Saturday.

It may have been a month late getting started this year, but what has become a summertime tradition in Atmore was back in business Saturday when the first Market in the Park of 2013 opened at First National Bank and Trust.

Sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, Market in the Park’s first event of the year was pushed back from its original start date in May due to colder-than-average weather, but returned Saturday with nine vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies and more.

Also on hand were representatives from Green Acres Farms in Davisville, Fla., who talked to visitors about their form of organic farming.

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Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sheryl Vickery said Saturday’s event was a hit.

“I thought it went very well,” Vickery said. “The crowds were coming in before 7:30 and all of the vendors were sold out by 10 a.m.”

Vickery said she hoped Saturday’s turnout was a sign of things to come for Market in the Park’s next two events in July and August.

“We hope to have some arts and crafts involved in July,” Vickery said. “So if anyone out there would like to be involved, I encourage them to call me and be a part of it.”

The next event is scheduled for Saturday, July 13.

For more information, calls may be directed to the chamber office at (251) 368-3305.