University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Union County will open its farmers market weekly from June 26 until Oct. 16.
Located near Home Depot at 148 Old Smokey Road in Blairsville, the market has expanded and can now accommodate 70 vendors. The market will open each Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food from the farmers market or home gardens can be taken to the Union County Cannery for preserving. Located on Hughes St., the cannery is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Last year, 200 people used the cannery to preserve summer produce.
For more information about the Union County Farmers Market or the cannery, visit the website www.ucfarmersmarket.com.