COLUMBUS, Ind. — Shoppers are rolling into local farmers markets alongside the much-anticipated summer produce –and just in time. Visitors to the two farmers markets in Columbus have just six weekends left until the markets close for the fall.

Organizers of the city’s two markets said they anticipate that the recent arrival of produce such as tomatoes, sweet corn and green beans will result in a spike in attendance from this weekend through Sept. 17, when the markets close for the summer season.

The Columbus City Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of FairOaks Mall, has seen an increase in its customer base from last year, coordinator Sande Hummel said. She estimates having 300 or more people some weekends where vendors were so busy they didn’t have a chance to even sit down or grab a drink.

Please read Saturday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5645.