News that the state is expecting to ease pandemic restrictions soon had Homewood officials looking forward to the possibility of returning the farmers market to its pre-pandemic mode soon.
Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd said the village would continue to follow all state and county safety guidelines, and the return to normal operations might take some time, but she was encouraged by the possibilities.
The 38th season of the Homewood Farmers Market got under way Saturday morning under a sunny sky, cool temperatures and pandemic restrictions. Patrons seemed happy to have the market open in spite of the limitations.
The McDowell Brothers play on at the Homewood Farmers Market in spite of a steady rain falling on Saturday, June 15. The market was not as busy as usual, probably because of the weather, but vendors and patrons were there, carrying on with the summer ritual.
The Homewood Farmers Market got off to a great start on Saturday, according to Market Manager Kate Duff.
At 8 a.m. the vendors were ready, and customers came in droves.
Duff said she couldn't even get a good attendance count.
"It was too full to count," she said. "I'm pretty sure this was our busiest start ever."
Slather on some sunscreen and grab your reusable bags, because the Homewood Farmers Market summer season kicks off on Saturday, May 25. The outdoor market returns with its popular features, including live music, monthly artisan and vintage goods, a series of Wednesday evening dates and, of course, fresh produce.