Fresh market to re-open Oct. 18

Staff reports

Due to significant damages to crops suffered from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the board of directors of the Ascension Fresh Markethas decided to close the market for the remainder of September and early October.

Farmers and vendors scheduled for the fall suffered significant crop damages with some farmers experiencing destruction of 85 percent of their fall crop.

The market will re-open on Oct. 18, the third weekend of the month. The market, pending availability, will feature limited produce from Ciampa Farms, Storyland Produce, Vicknair Farms, Faust Farms, citrus from Millet Farms, and plants from Woods Nursery.

For more information, call 677-1750 or visit