Bill Deen, grandson Houston Bateman and baker/shopper Helen Bourret at the Bolivar Farmers Market on Saturday, June 24.

A Farmers Market Family

It’s early Saturday morning in downtown Bolivar and there is nothing more fun than going to the Farmers Market. At 7:00 a.m. each Saturday and Tuesday, produce growers, fruiterers, meat and catfish sellers and homemade soap craftsmen set up and sell their fresh goods.
Longtime farmer Bill Deen of Deen’s Produce Farms, is a regular at the Bolivar Farmers Market and in their stall, it’s a family affair. Houston Bateman, 17, grandson of the Deen’s, has been helping since he was 11. Bateman has enjoyed spending time with his grandparents, picking vegetables and blueberries and setting up at the farmers market every year.
“It’s been a great experience for me and I love doing it,” he said.
If you would like to participate, contact Gerald Sykes, Market Manager, 110 Lafayette Street, Bolivar, or call 731-609-2345.
The Bolivar Farmers Market exists due to the efforts of the Bolivar Downtown Development Corporation.