This past Saturday was the last day of the Floyd County Farmer’s Market 2012 season. It was cold and rainy as we put out the road side signs directing people to the market. In different surveys we took over the summer, we often heard that people remembered it was Farmer’s Market day because they saw the signs which were donated by Ruggles Sign Company in Lexington so putting them out was a labor of love, a five mile-keep myself in shape labor of love.
In addition to the roadside signs, the City of Prestonsburg in collaboration with Fairway Sign Company erected two billboards publicizing the Floyd County Farmer’s Market and the need for producers and Q95, a local radio station, gave the market on-air advertising at cost. Other groups or organizations who contributed to the success of the Farmer’s Market this year included Floyd County's Extension Office, Ag Council, Soil Conservation District and Farm Bureau; Haywood Art; Appalachian Community Cancer Network; Appalachian Roots-Friends of the Market group; Community Farm Alliance; the Mt Tabor Benedictines; Darrell Patton Insurance; St Vincent Mission and of course Grow Appalachia.