It may be early, but LaRosa Produce and Goods, owned by Jason LaRosa, has a variety of produce for sale at the Florence Farmers Market.

“My grandparents own an orchard in Palisade,” said Lilyana LaRosa. “We've been doing this for about 15 years. This is our first time at this market, but we're ran (a lot of others).”

She noted her grandparents own about 15 acres in Palisade, where they grow mainly peaches.

“We coop with a lot of the other farmers up there,” LaRosa added. “You may have heard of Smiths. He is one of our main people we coop with there. We also coop with people in Lake Georgia and Arizona to hold us off until the season starts. We do the Peach Festival in August.”

The farm produces peaches, cherries, apricots, plums, apples, tomatoes and onions, which they sell at farmers market around the state.

She stated they offer homemade jams and jellies, as well a variety of salsas.

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In another area of the park, Farmers Market Manager JoAnne Mohr said the market was doing well.

“We have a lot of vendors today,” she said. “Returning vendors are coming back. We have eggs, vegetables, wood items, stained glass and everything.”

The Florence Farmers Market will continue from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Thursday through September except July 4. That week it will be held on July 3 in Pioneer Park.