Farmers Market changes schedule
Laura Glascock, head of the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market, asked the Bath Town Council on January 3 for changes in the schedule for the Sunday and Thursday markets.
She requested the town allow the Market to extend its season this year from April to December 23, weather permitting, with the exception of Apple Butter weekend.
Glascock said the Thursday market would only run in July and August. She reported the Farmers Market had 35,000 visitors this year.
The council approved the requests.
Elisa Wood, president of the Morgan County Association for Food and Farm said the Farmers Market begins its 11th year this spring.
She said the organization has incorporated and is in the process of applying for tax-exempt status.
Wood said the association has gotten $3,000 of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant awarded to Morgan County Economic Develop-ment Authority. The money will be used to send farmers to training seminars.
“The association sees its role as providing money to the market when it is needed, bringing in new growers, educating the ones we have, educating consumers about local food and finding new ways to market the agriculture products that are grown in the county,” Wood said.
Mayor Susan Webster said the Farmers Market “adds alot to the community.”