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Second annual Farmapalooza set for June 30

On June 30, from 5-8 p.m., local farmers and food artisan will all gather as vendors at the Orrville Farmers Market’s 2nd Annual FARMAPALOOZA at 14560 Main Street in Orrville.

Judy McKinney, owner of the Orrville Farmers Market, and local farmer and food artisan, wants to put the spotlight on local farmers and food artisans. She feels they are good at what they are able to create and serve.

According to McKinney, FARMAPALOOZA is an event meant to bring recognition to farmers and food artisans who are mostly obscure to the public. At the event attendees will be able to sample the many foods available and have the option to purchase, as well.

The event will also have live entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Tickets are $20 and sold in advance.

According to McKinney, last year’s FARMAPALOOZA was an overwhelming success. Around 300 individuals attended and got a taste of a large array of foods ranging from squash casserole, yeast rolls, cinnamon rolls, barbeque, honey, cookies and much more.

“People got to put a face with the name, and get up close and personal with the amazing farmers and food artisans that we have in this area,” McKinney said. “And these people are so good at what they do and they really deserve to be recognized. It’s hard work, whether you’re a farmer or a food artisan. You put a lot of heart and passion into what you’re making or growing. We are really lucky to have them.”

McKinney said she is proud to be a part of the farmers market and FARMAPALOOZA, and happy to integrate everyone, vendors and attendees, into a single area.

“I think it’s a fantastic event,” McKinney said. “I’m just so excited that I can hopefully be an integral part of bringing all of these people together in one location and celebrate what they do.”

Attendees can expect this year’s menu even bigger and better than last year’s, said McKinney.

For more information about tickets and FARMAPALOOZA, call (334) 996-8301.