By Cesareo Contreras 
Daily News Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at 8:54 PM

ASHLAND – The Ashland Farmers Market will once again be heading indoors.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, the Ashland Middle School Cafeteria will be decked out with stands offering a variety of fresh produce and products – from vegetables to fresh bagels.

Steve Mitchell, who serves on the farmers market board of directors, said the market serves to “whet the appetite” of patrons during the long winter months.

Many of the market’s core set of vendors during the summer will set up shop during the day’s event, including OMG Bagels, Shady Pine Farms and Anna Banana.

For Upswing Farm owner Brittany Overshiner the biggest draw of the winter farmers market is able to offer her produce throughout the year.

“Having a seasonally winter market for farms to show they have high quality products year round and create a demand for that is what I think is most important,” she said.

Visitors can do more than just buy some fresh produce.

With the event being held just a week before Valentine’s Day, the Mom’s Club of Ashland will also be hosting a Valentine’s Card Making Workshop from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Patrons can also pick up flowers from the Petal and Crumb florist of Upton.

Back with their entrepreneurial pursuits will be the so-called “kidtrepreneurs”selling their inventions.

Mitchell said the market has hosted an indoor farmers market events for the last six years.

In addition to putting on a February event, the market also hosts events in November and early April.