NCTA Farmers Markets begin Saturday

NCTA Farmers Markets begin Saturday

Curtis, Neb. – Late summer produce pumpkins will be on produce stands in the Curtis City Park starting Saturday (Sept. 5).

The first of six Saturday farmers markets will feature local produce and other items provided by local growers and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture horticulture club, said Tee Bush, NCTA instructor and club sponsor.

“The NCTA Farmers Market begins in Curtis again now that NCTA students are back on campus,” Bush said. “We coordinate the Farmers Market in conjunction with the NCTA Community Garden.”

Funding support for the project is part of the University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute, to engage communities in local food production and horticultural education opportunities, she said.

Vendors will display items from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. More vendors are invited to rent booth space for the six-week term, which ends Oct. 11. The $30 registration fee is charge of vendors.

“Our horticulture students coordinate the garden and the farmers markets and also will be working with Frontier County Extension in a Food Preservation and Garden Safety Workshop on Sept. 17 from 6-9 p.m. at the Curtis Community Center,” she added. “We hope gardeners and those interested in home canning and food preservation will attend.

To register for the farmer’s market space or for details on the food preservation workshop, contact Tee Bush at 308-367-5226.

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