Public welcomed to local farms throughout October

Kalee Chism

As the leaves fall and the harvest season begins, farmers markets tend to enter their busiest time of the year. The Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green is offering a new program that allows farmers to reach out to the community: the October Farm Hop.

The October Farm Hop is a program in which the public may visit farms in and around Bowling Green. Hosted every Thursday of the month, it provides the public with an opportunity to see where their food comes from.

“Customers and vendors alike can come out and enjoy the farms and businesses and see where the product is actually produced and grown,” Nathan Howell, a founding member of the Community Farmers Market, said.

The hop is reminiscent of Third Thursday, a similar program offered last year that was hosted monthly.

“One month one vendor would host the program, and the following month