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Jonesborough Farmer's Market hits 10 year mark

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JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Saturday marks the opening day of the Jonesborough Farmer's Market. Now in its tenth year, the producer only market is going strong.

About 25 vendors set up shop on the cold opening day. The numbers of sellers with fresh eggs, vegetables, and homemade crafts will grow throughout the year. Almost all come from within Washington County.

This is the first year with a food court offering hot coffee and breakfast and lunch items.

Only those who grow the food can sell the food.

"A lot of people really care like how was it grown, what chemicals are on it, and what's not on it, and how far away did it come from," said Jonesborough Locally Grown director Karen Childress. "They also just want to know information about how to use it, and the farmer knows those things, and they know what they've done to it, or when it's freshest or how to eat it."

Coming up this season are healthy eating tours of the market to help people navigate a good diet.

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