Farmers market approved for Moulton
MOULTON — Lawrence County residents will be able sink their teeth into area farmersí homegrown fruits and vegetables at a new market in Moulton next year.
The County Commission approved extension agent Jerry Chenaultís request Monday to designate county-owned land on Alabama 157 to establish a meeting place for growers to sell their produce.
Commissioner Harold LouAllen said previous farmers markets in the county have been popular and that a permanent site would prevent residents from travelling to nearby cities like Decatur to purchase their fresh produce.
The state Farmers Market Authority recommended officials set up tents as a temporary facility to test how successful the market would be before spending thousands on a permanent shelter, said LouAllen.
FMA officials also recommended the market be open on Saturdays and one weekday, he said.
Commissioners agreed to appoint a board to oversee the market. They will announce their nominations Sept. 10.
LouAllen said he hopes to have the market ready for business by next summer.
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