HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Scott County Farmers & Crafters Market will open the 2013 season at the site of its permanent location on Scott High Drive.
The Farmers & Crafters Market is slated to kick off the season on Saturday, April 20, and will be open each Saturday until well into autumn.
Jeremy West, Scott County Agent for the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Office, informed Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals on Tuesday that the state Department of Agriculture had approved a grant that will fund the construction of a permanent metal structure and parking area for the Farmers & Crafters Market at the new location. Yesterday, the Farmers & Crafters Market officially announced its move to the permanent location.
Prior to this year, the farmers market was located on the old courthouse mall in Huntsville. Moving to the new location will allow the permanent structure to be constructed. The construction will come at no cost to Scott County's taxpayers; the farmers market received contributions to satisfy the grant's mandatory match.
On Feb. 19, Scott County Commission voted to administer the Department of Agriculture grant application.