A Seed Was Planted

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author// tony-gross

Two years ago, Glenna Butts, owner of Ewe & Company in downtown Kingston Springs, said, “Hey, this town needs a farmers market.” The city’s parking lot seemed a good spot for it, but that space was part of a long-term lease with CSX that didn’t allow multiple uses for the lot. About that time, we were looking for a use for the land the city acquired after the Great Flood of 2010, next to the middle school, where three homes were lost. Given what occurred there, the logical choice was to turn it into a city park. My wife, Joy, and I put our heads together with Marie Spafford at Community Bank & Trust; we had found our place for a Kingston Springs farmers market.

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The Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market is starting off its second year with a new website! It's designed for you, and we want your feedback. Take a minute to look around, visit the pages, and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions---

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The Kingston Springs Farmers and Artisans Market's first year, 2014, was a big success. We had over 20 vendors selling everything imaginable – fresh fruits and vegetables, soaps and personal care items, baked goods, hand-crafted items from wood, leather, and metal, jewelry, art, even popsicles! We were entertained by local musicians and, most of all, we just enjoyed being together as neighbors.

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