July 3 was a busy Saturday morning at the Hernando Farmers Market, with 59 vendors on hand to offer their wares to a few thousand shoppers, who kept the market busy from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Musical entertainment for the morning was provided through the Mississippi Army National Guard, which helped host the 41st Army Band for an hour.
Among the other notables from the morning were free inflatables for the children, local artists Stephen Michael and Collins Horton, and grilled black angus burgers from Kendall Cattle Beef, which also had a raffle going on for 10 pounds of ground beef. The proceeds from the raffle went to benefit the Palmer Home for Children, a first fundraiser done with the Farmers Market to financially support and raise awareness for the Palmer Home.
The Hernando First Regional Library and Hernando Excel By 5 gave away free children’s books.
The Hernando Farmers Market is held each Saturday morning through the end of October on the Courthouse Square.
For more information on the Hernando Farmers Market, contact City Community Development Director Gia Matheny, who also serves as the Farmers Market Executive Director, at 662-429-9092, or visit the Hernando Farmers Market Facebook page.