Every Wednesday and Saturday morning for several months each year, Marlene Lamm typically can be found at the Radcliff Farmers’ Market in front of Radcliff City Hall.
There, she sells a variety of garden vegetables, such as corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, okra and more.
She also sells jams, pickles and salsa. Any of the produce she doesn’t sell, Lamm said she usually jars or freezes.
Lamm grows her vegetables on a three-quarter acre of land. She said this year’s growing season, or frost-free season, has been good. She said growing season typically ends at the end of August or middle of September. She told one customer Wednesday she probably would only have tomatoes for another week or so.
“And if we get rain it maybe longer than that,” she said.
Lamm said although there was a lot of rain at the beginning of the year, the recent dry spell prior to Tuesday’s rain has been several weeks of dry weather.
Lamm said she enjoys growing and setting up at the market, which she has been doing for around 10 years.
“I enjoy it ... just watching things grow and talking to the different people,” she said.
Connie Mowbray is a regular buyer at the market.
“There is nothing better than fresh vegetables and fruit. Nothing better,” she said.
Karmen VanDuren said she stops in every time she sees the market set up. Wednesday, she was on her way to get her car serviced when she saw it. She stopped in and purchased a few jams and tomatoes from Lamm.
“I’ve only actually found it open like three times but I do try every time I come past,” she said.
The Farmers’ Market in Radcliff is open from 7:30 a.m. to sellout every Wednesday and Saturday. Jan Harding said she’s at the market buying fresh produce almost every day it’s open.
“I love tomatoes and good corn,” she said.
Other farmers’ markets also take place throughout the county. The Hardin County Farmers’ Market on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown is open from 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and attracts multiple vendors from around Hardin County and the surrounding area. The Vine Grove Farmers’ Market in front of Vine Grove City Hall is open from 7 a.m. to sellout Monday through Friday.