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Dina McGee, right, director of Bedford County Endowments, presents Lindsay Buchanan, the Bedford Farmers Market manager, a $2,500 check for the 2021 Farmers Market Voucher Program. The grant was made possible through the Benjamin Bosler Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The Bedford Farmers Market will open its 2021 season on May 19 and will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29.

Customers will be able to reconnect with many of their favorite market vendors and meet others for the first time. The market will again take place in two of the quadrants on the public square in downtown Bedford. As in the past, it will feature locally grown produce, meat products, baked goods, honey, fresh and cut flowers, vegetable plants, eggs, soaps and more.

Entertainment will start on opening day with music by Eric Delozier from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gazebo.

Returning vendors are Blackberry Bottom Farm, Deep Well Farm, Dn’d Family Farm, Dr. Jake’s Lemonade, Eliza’s Organics, Fresh AF Farms, Greenawalt’s Goodies, Harris Bakery & Greenhouse, Hen & Rooster Farm, Horn O Plenty, Lehman’s Farm, Original Recipes, OtisDawg Homemade Dog Treats, Standing Stone Coffee Co., Sylvan Glen Farm, The Posy Patch, and Twin Maples Greenhouse. New vendors attending this season’s market are Ashleigh’s Bakery, Bella Terra Vineyards, Mount Nitanee Kombucha, SunDreams Farm, Sunshine & Succulents, and Nature’s Reward.

With a grant through the Benjamin Bosler Fund of Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, Bedford County Endowments, the Hyndman/Bedford Family Health Centers, and Community LIFE, a voucher program will once again be available. Vouchers are for three groups of community members: children, senior citizens, and veterans. Veterans voucher market days are scheduled for June 2 and July 7. Children voucher market days will be on June 16 and Aug. 11. Senior citizen voucher market days will be on July 21 and Aug. 18.

The vouchers will be handed out at the market while supplies last.

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