The Perry County Farmer’s Market held its kick off for the 2015 season on Saturday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Perry County Park in Hazard. Free totes emblazoned with the market’s new logo were given out to all those in attendance.
The cast of the WMMT radio cooking show, “What’s Cooking Now!” held live food demonstrations at the event. The first demonstration centered around a breakfst menu, and included what was called a “Japanese breakfast pizza.”
The lunch demonstration was held later in the day. Jenny Williams and Jonathan Piercy, the cast of “What’s Cooking Now!”, gave the crowd free samples of all of the food that was cooked. The two demonstrations were made with some ingredients bought from the farmer’s market.
While the opening market included the usual suspects—tomatoes, zucchini, beans, etc.—there were some new additions, including eggs and some non-food items, like these gourd birdhouses.
The Perry County Schools Summer Feeding Program van made a stop at the market, too, to give out food to kids.
HAZARD—The Perry County Farmer’s Market kicked off at the Perry County Park on Saturday to a large crowd.
The event included food demonstrations from the WMMT radio cooking show “What’s Cooking Now!”, live music from local Clint Ayres, local vendors, and face painting.
Organizer Mae Humiston said the market is currently working towards setting up a system for accepting food stamps.
The market is open Wednesday and Saturday mornings through October.
Amelia Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.