Lebanon Reporter

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May 25, 2013

Farmers’ market returns to city

Lebanon — Two years ago when Lebanon’s farmers’ market ceased, Bethany Deaton said she kept hearing people use one thing as a reason — “Well, we’re not Zionsville.”

“No, we’re not, and that’s OK,” said Bethany, who owns The Fig Tree Cafe with her husband Levi. “We can still do our own thing, and it can be good.”

The local farmers’ market ended in 2011 when its sponsor, Lebanon Vitalization, Inc., dissolved. But it was still something Lebanon Parks Director John Messenger saw a need for, so the Lebanon Parks Department is starting it back up again. The first farmers’ market of the season will be June 6 at Lebanon Memorial Park.

“I thought, boy, we need something. We need to keep it going,” Messenger said. “There was a lot of interest, so we went ahead and fired it back up.”

The market will be on Thursday evenings instead of Saturday mornings this time around. A lot of other communities do farmers’ markets on Saturdays, so Messenger didn’t want to compete for patrons or make vendors choose which to attend. It will run into October.

For more of the story, see Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.

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