Jonesboro farmer’s market closing Saturday

JONESBORO — There is an old English proverb, reputedly crafted by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, that says “all good things must come to an end.”

While there is a very good chance that Chaucer probably wasn’t talking about the Jonesboro Farmer’s Market — unless, of course, he was clairvoyant — the old saying does seem to fit what lies ahead for the market this weekend. The time has come to say goodbye to the market until next year.

“This Saturday, Sept. 28th, is the last day for the Clayton County Extension and City of Jonesboro-sponsored 2013 Farmer’s Market,” said extension agent Tom Bonnell in an email to vendors and supporters. “I want to thank all those vendors and master gardener extension volunteers who participated this year, hope it was successful and that we will see you in 2014.”

Before the market goes away, however, residents will get one last chance to snap up some fresh produce for their kitchens. The market will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon in the city parking lot behind Heritage Bank at the corner of Main and West Mill streets in Jonesboro.