The Hinesville Farmers’ Market opened Thursday afternoon.
This is the fifth year for the market in Bradwell Park downtown.
Despite showers that began around 5:30 p.m., shoppers continued browsing the tables of vegetables and other items, many of which were protected by tent canopies.
According to Hinesville Downtown Development Authority’s Hollie Barnidge, this year kicked off with a record 22 vendors selling produce, milk, eggs, honey, crafts, seeds and plants, jewelry, coffee and coffee beans, prepared meals, baked goods and makeup.
The market opened at 4 p.m. followed by an official ribbon-cutting at 5 that included city officials as well and new and returning vendors like Landa McGee, David Myers, Denise Marshall, Candra Trasak, Danny Norman and Jonathan Garrett.
Although they didn’t take part in the ceremony, Freida and J.M. Sikes were back again this year with their honey, including their super-sweet tupelo honey and mildly-sweet maple honey.
“We’re the Richmond Hill Bee Company,” she said. “We sell local, raw honey. We’ve got good honey. This is our third year at the (Hinesville) Farmers’ Market.”
The Hinesville Farmers’ Market will be open each Thursday through November, starting at 4 p.m.