Construction on Oak Hill Farmers Market underway

Local - 10/2/2013 4:37 PM by Karen Franklin
OAK HILL - Work on a 2,700 square foot outdoor pavilion that will host a weekly farmers market is well underway in Oak Hill.

Dan Moerschel and his lumber company were busy drilling holes, staining wood and piecing together large sections of the pavilion's frame Wednesday. The structure will sit on land adjacent to the Department of Health and Human Resources and is made to accommodate 20 farmers and their produce.

"I hope that we can create more farmers, and there's an avenue for more famers to just come up and see their goods even if you're a small famrer," Brian Smith, of the Fayette County Farmers Market, told WOAY. "You can join the farmers market for very little and come up there and sell your produce."

Those involved closely with the project are excited about the social atmosphere it will bring.

"We were excited when Oak Hill -- the city of Oak Hill -- approached us as a farmers market and saw value there and chose to invest in a permanent location that potentially we can have local farmers and artisans selling their crafts year round in a beautiful spot," Smith said.

County employees and private workers hope to have the structure up by the middle of November. They told Newswatch cement will be poured on Friday.

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