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Farmers’ Market, Ag Center Elevator on the Fast Track

tomatoes fmMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (8/26/13) – If you love farm fresh local vegetables on your dinner table, good news is on the way.
 
Muhlenberg Judge Executive Rick Newman has informed SurfKY News that a massive state-of-the-art farmers market started out about a year ago by applying for a grant from the Department of Agriculture. “We were successful,” said Newman. “And then we got a grant from the Felix E. Martin Foundation. We feel like there are going to be a couple of more partners."
 
Newman went on to state that, "We are going to build a state-of-the-art facility that will rival anything in the area. We have an architect hired who has already done the survey. It will be down next to the extension office and Paradise Park."
 
For your natural sweet tooth, Judge Newman noted that the facility will also have a bee keepers' kitchen. The bee keepers can go in and spin their honey and keep their machinery onsite in a building that will be part of the complex. There will also be restrooms and an open pavilion area that will be covered where the vendors can come in and sell their products. It will also be set up in such a way, so that if anyone wants to have a wedding or family reunion, that will be available as well. “Our budget is about a quarter of a million dollars,” said Newman. “We'll have the preliminary drawing together in about a week or so, and hope to break ground on it in October. So it should be finished by Spring 2014."
 
"We're also going to put an elevator in the Muhlenberg Ag & Convention Center to make it handicap accessible,” Newman continued. “Of course, when it was built back in the early 1990s the accessibility laws were not in place. But we have had so many requests from so many people; it's just the right thing to do. The deer classic is a perfect example. When we have lecturers upstairs, many can't get upstairs to hear them. That project is also underway and an architect is taking care of that now."
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

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