BURGIN — Dozens of people waited in line Saturday morning for Burgin Christian Church’s monthly free farmer’s market to officially open.
The program, in its fourth year of operation, is always held from 8-10 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month during harvest season, said church pastor Josh Snyder. Anyone can come and get a free hot breakfast as well as fresh produce, baked goods, bedding plants and food bags.
Snyder, who moved to Burgin from Pittsburgh, Pa., less than three months ago, said he was pleased to come to a small church so involved in outreach efforts to the community. About 40 to 50 people come each month, most of them early to choose from the best selection. While most visitors live in Burgin or Harrodsburg, some drive from Danville. Most participants are not members of church, which has a congregation of about 60 people.
“We don’t pressure people to come worship with us on Sundays,” Snyder said. “Helping the people of the community is our main goal.”