Ringgold Market Opens June 1

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In its second season, the newest of the Chattanooga Public Markets will open for the summer months on Saturday, June 1.  The Ringgold Market, located in downtown Ringgold at the Catoosa County Courthouse, will open from 9 a.m.-noon with several local farms offering the season's fresh produce, a selection of crafts and live music to fill the downtown streets.  

Opening day will feature fresh pork, leafy greens, herbs and other "in season" produce.  John Lathim and Michelle Young will perform from 10-11:30 a.m. on the lawn.  

The Ringgold Market will be open each Saturday until Labor Day, 9 a.m.-noon.  The 2013 sponsors are the Ringgold Telephone Company and the city of Ringgold.  More information including a weekly schedule of live entertainment can be found at Ringgold.com.


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