2016 Paducah Homegrown Holiday Farmers’ Market on December 10 at the Schroeder Expo Center

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Paducah Parks Services is featuring the second annual Homegrown Holiday Farmers’ Market on Saturday, December 10 from 9 until 4 p.m. at the Schroeder Expo Center.  This one-day extension of the Paducah Farmers’ Market brings together local homegrown products including meat, produce, and eggs in addition to baked goods, artisan items, and seasonal goodies.  

Special Events Coordinator Molly Tomasallo-Johnson says, “Last year we held the Holiday Farmers’ Market at the Cherry Civic Center.  This year, the event has a new and exciting venue, the Expo Center.  While you are shopping for homemade and homegrown goods, you can also enjoy the Baptist Health Ice in the Expo.  This indoor ice skating rink is a perfect complement to the holiday shopping fun.”

Free photos with Santa will be available in addition to free carriage rides from the market around downtown Paducah.  Plus, the Knights of Columbus will be selling Christmas trees. 

holiday marketTomasallo-Johnson adds, “Since the Parks Department acquired the Farmers’ Market in 2014, we have worked to increase the number and types of vendors.  It has more than tripled in size with around 60 vendors participating in this year’s Farmers’ Market season.  For the Holiday Farmers’ Market, you will be able to buy items from many of those same wonderful vendors.”

In November, the Kentucky Recreation & Parks Society honored the Paducah Farmers’ Market with the Outstanding Program for 2016 Award.

For more information about the Homegrown Holiday Farmers’ Market, contact Tomasallo-Johnson at mtomasallo@paducahky.gov or 270-444-8508.

Date of Release:  December 1, 2016