Photo courtesy Ann Goos: A customer buys some fresh strawberries from Hayton Farms Berries at the Magnolia Farmers Market Saturday in Magnolia Village. While the market was closed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular Saturday event drew many residents Saturday on its first day of the new season.
Photo courtesy Ann Goos: A customer buys some fresh strawberries from Hayton Farms Berries at the Magnolia Farmers Market Saturday in Magnolia Village. While the market was closed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular Saturday event drew many residents Saturday on its first day of the new season.

The Magnolia Farmers Market reopened to enthusiastic crowds Saturday. Market Director August Franzen said Saturday was "a wildly successful day." He said the market attracted just over 2,000 people, which is lower than 2019 numbers but above seasonal markets in 2020. "Just as importantly, we had the highest average sales-per-vendor ever seen at Magnolia," Franzen said in an email. The Magnolia Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 25.