Farmers market season underway
The Bridgeport farmers market has a little bit for everyone who visits... fresh produce, food, home-made goods, and flowers. But for Father's day, the farmer's market held live Sinatra-style music played by the West Virginia Jazz Society to celebrate the dads in people's lives.
"Today we are celebrating Father's Day, so we're encouraging families to come out and shop local, have a local food Sunday brunch with dad, and listen to some jazz music," said Debbie Workman, one of the organizers of the market today.
The farmers market brings farmer's from across the state, like John Jennings, who drives an hour and a half from Wetzel County to sell his goods.
"It's really just one of the best markets in the state, it's a great community event," Jennings said. "People are open to buying locally grown produce, they want to try the grass-fed meats. It's a profitable market for us and a great way to spend a sunday"
Linda and Jeff Stratford attended the market today. They're visiting from a small town in Virginia and don't have a market like this around them.
"It's great, it's a fantastic farmer's market," Jeff Stratford said. "We like all the fresh produce and stuff like that, it all looked very good."
This market in Bridgeport has made them want to start up their own market back where they live.
"This is kind of inspiring, like maybe we could do this," Linda Stratford said.
"We were inquiring about what it takes to start it, what kind of things you have to do," Jeff Stratford said.
The Bridgeport Farmer's Market is open every Sunday through October, rain or shine from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.