The Paducah Farmer's Market is offering shoppers an opportunity to shop online per their Facebook page. The purpose of the online event is to avoid the potential risk of coming in contact with COVID-19. As western Kentucky is in the red zone for coronavirus cases, the Paducah Parks and Recreation is providing holiday shoppers an alternative to physically browsing stores for the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, or any gift giving event.
For the past six years, the PP&R has hosted this indoor event but special events superintendent Molly Johnson said, "Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, holding an indoor holiday market would increase the risk of spreading the virus. We are trying to protect our friends and family while creatively offering the community access to our incredible market vendors."
The event is going on now through December 12. Facebook users may go search the Homegrown Holiday Online Market page. Once there, click on Discussion, and the link will take you to today's gift ideas.
Farmer's Market vendors who participated in previous seasons are invited to add their goods and services to this page.
Today's page is featuring Bizzell Buff Farm's raspberry jam made from their homegrown raspberries. The raspberries are naturally sweet with the farm using very little sugar. Jars are $4.00 each and you'll receive a free gift. This vendor is asking that you give them a call.
During the event, vendors will post products, links to their website, provide phone numbers, provide pictures, and information.
Johnson added, “Please check the event page often since vendors will be posting daily. Plus, if there is something you see or want, comment on the item or message the seller to continue with the purchase process. This online market, which will last for several weeks, will help you find those unique gifts that are perfect for the holidays.”