It’s summertime, and what is more exciting than the prospect of fresh local produce provided by your nearby farmers’ market?

This season, don’t forget to buy your locally grown seasonal produce, baked goods and gifts at Battlefield Farmers Market.

Starting on May 6, you can find Battlefield Farmers Market at the Walker County Ag Center, 10052 U.S. Highway 27, in Rock Spring (adjacent the Civic Center) every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon through Nov. 11.

The Battlefield Farmers Market is not only a great place to purchase local produce and goods, but it is a place to enjoy the day with family and friends. This year, to celebrate our Opening Day, we will be "Meet your Local Farmers" and sign up day for new members as well as some crafters with Mother’s Day quickly approaching.

This season, all sorts of wonderful things will be offered at the market! Things like locally grown fruits and vegetables along with locally made breads will be sold as well as items for the home and gifts. And who better to buy them from than your own community members?

There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting the Battlefield Farmers Market, you support our local famers as well as local businesses and community members in our area. Also, you support yourself by providing healthy and fresh food for you and your family.

Battlefield Farmers Market also accepts EBT, Debit and Credit cards! If you have any questions about how to use your EBT or Debit card while at our market, please contact Renea Sumner, market manager, at the market booth/tent during market hours.

Battlefield Farmers Market is always looking for new local members for our market. Local is Walker, Dade, Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Whitfield, and Gordon Counties in Georgia and Hamilton, Marion, and Bradley in Tennessee, and Jackson and DeKalb in Alabama. Applications can be found on our website at www.battlefieldfmkt.org or from the market manager and for any questions email us at bfmanager@battlefieldfmkt.org or at e1naenae@comcast.net.