Crescent farmer brings home the big ones

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Danny Heskett, 43,and his son Bryson Heskett, 7, sell large watermelons in Piedmont and attend the Saturday farmer’s markets on Monroe Avenue. Danny Heskett said he grows his watermelons in Crescent. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

PIEDMONT – The Piedmont Farmer’s Market crowds grow each Saturday morning this summer, just like the size of the produce.

Some of the largest watermelons to be found this year came from Crescent and were sold at the market Saturday, Sept. 5. Danny Heskett and his son Bryson Heskett had a flatbed trailer load of the large watermelons grown locally.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the market will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for “Super Saturday.”

The farmer’s market will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon through the fall.

A special Christmas market for crafters is being planned this year as well.

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The market will remain open on other Saturday mornings until the last Saturday before Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 24. Organizers are have a trunk or treat event on Monroe Avenue the evening of Saturday, Oct. 31.

There will be two open Piedmont markets during November and two in December to be announced.