When the Clark County Farmers Market opened for the season on Saturday, it was a picturesque scene, at least according to Shiela McCord. McCord is a co-founder of the market and sells vegetables she and her husband grow on their family farm.
"All our vendors were there, and it was just a festive day. The weather was perfect," McCord said.
And there are about 178 people who agree with her. McCord said that was the number of visitors she counted at the McCord booth alone.
"We were constantly busy until almost 1 p.m.," McCord said. "It was fantastic, just a great day."
In addition to local, homegrown vegetables, visitors had the opportunity to sample barbecue from Old Kentucky Barbecue in Lexington and beer cheese from Southwind, named best beer cheese in the county at the Beer Cheese Festival.
Jennifer Howard from the Clark County Cooperative Extension Office set up a booth to discuss healthy eating habits and gave away information packets.