Bedford Farmers Market starts off the growing season Saturday morning

BEDFORD – Saturday morning was a perfect day to start off the growing season for the Bedford Farmer’s Market. The nice weather with the sun shining filled the Lawrence County Courthouse square with both vendors and customers.

The Bedford Farmers Market runs from May to October rain or shine from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays on the Lawrence County Courthouse square.

On Saturday morning 20 vendors were on hand to sell their products which included baked goods, jellies, and jams, farm fresh eggs, beef, and chicken. Early produce including lettuce, greens, green onions, rhubarb, asparagus, and hardy plants to start your own garden were also available. Several vendors have been busy creating handmade items like dish towels, aprons, bibs, burp cloths, pillows, and hand-painted signs.

Allison Roodschild, who is the market director comments about the Farmers Market

The Lincoln Green Thumbs sold a variety of plants on Saturday at the Bedford Farmers Market on the square.

Vegetable plants were priced at $2 and herbs sold for $3.

Students at Lincoln Elementary grew the plants from seeds. They sold the following plants.


  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Spearmint
  • Lavender
  • Parsley
  • Dill


  • Tomato plants: San Marzano, Homestead, Yellow Pear, Big Boy, Better Boy, Sweeties, Brandywine, Rutgers, Early Girl, and Beefsteak
  • Pepper plants: Zulu Sweet, California Wonder, Jalapeno, Sweet Red, Orange Bell, Sweet Pepper Tangerine Dream, Golden California Wonder, Sweet Banana, Sweet Banana Colored, Mini Bell Pepper Mix, Carnival Blend, and Lilac Bell
  • Blackberry plants
  • Broccoli
  • Burpless cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow summer squash

“We grow fruits and vegetables and raise them from seeds,” said Savannah Palma a student of Lincoln Elementary School and a member of Lincoln Green Thumbs. ” I think this has been really fun, we raise money for the garden class.”

Kierston Ray, who is also a member and a third-grader at Lincoln Elementary said, ” I love helping nature. I can’t wait till we have cherry tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots in our gardens.

They get to take home and eat the vegetables they raise. They also sell their produce and plants to make money to continue the program.

Heather O Connor from Homegrown Handies sells tie-ye clothing,

Heather O’Connor from “Homegrown Handies” sells tie dye t-shirts, some of her art work and other custom orders.

“I expect to be here the next three weeks, due to my work schedule I will not be able to be here as much on the weekends. But, customers can contact me for orders.”

You can contact her on her Facebook page.

Douglas Weddle II helps set-up a booth Saturday morning.