The city's first certified farmers' market is scheduled to open Saturday on Locust Street between Manchester Boulevard and Regent Street. It will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

The open-air market will be held every Saturday afternoon and will feature fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and organically grown produce that are certified by the county to be fresh from the farm. Eggs and fish also will be sold. Food stamps will be accepted.

Saturday's opening ceremony will include a strolling mariachi band, free balloons, popcorn, farmers' market hats and visors, and taste tests.

Free parking will be available near the northwest center of Locust and Manchester.

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