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Celebrate Thanksgiving with fresh produce from the Farmers Market

Photo by Alex Jacks/Lincoln County Extension Agent Rebecca Bates (right) recently met with a host of local farmers and vendors to discuss plans for the Thanksgiving Famers Market Tuesday.

Photo by Alex Jacks/Lincoln County Extension Agent Rebecca Bates (right) recently met with a host of local farmers and vendors to discuss plans for the Thanksgiving Famers Market Tuesday.

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with fresh produce.

Head out to the Brookhaven Thanksgiving Farmers Market Tuesday to collect all the ingredients needed for a family feast.

The fifth annual Thanksgiving Farmers Market will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Railroad Park in downtown Brookhaven. In case of rain, the market will be moved to the Godbolt Transportation Center.

“We’re extremely excited to host our Thanksgiving market for the community to enjoy,” Lincoln County Extension Director Rebecca Bates said.

Bates has organized the market since its beginning, and attributes its success over the years to the supporters and partners.

“It gives people in the community a chance to get out and purchase homegrown goods for Thanksgiving,” she said.

The market will have the typical winter vegetables, like broccoli, greens and turnips, Bates said.

“We’ll also have plenty of fresh baked items, like cakes, homemade breads and rolls,” she said. “There will be local honey and dairy products, as well.”

In addition to the fresh goods, those who step out to enjoy the market will be treated to holiday music from local musician, Ralph Miller.

“We’re very excited we will be having live music,” Bates said. “Ralph Miller, who played many times last summer, will be back. He’ll be playing his regular tunes, as well as getting us into the holiday spirit with some Christmas music.”

For more information, contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at 601-835-3460 or visit the Brookhaven Farmers Market Facebook page.