Sharon Harris

South Boston Councilwoman Sharon Harris (left) and Vice-Mayor Tina Wyatt-Younger serve up hot dogs during the Hot Dog Days of Summer last year.

For the third year in a row, the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is hosting the annual community cookout to celebrate the “Hot Dog Days of Summer.”

The event features free hot dogs and a drink prepared by members of South Boston Town Council.

“When the temperatures creep up towards 100 degrees, it’s time for folks to take a break from the 
summer heat and come together to just hang out, laugh and buy fresh produce,” said South Boston Market Manager Ben Capozzi.

Hot dogs will be served from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday with members of South Boston Town Council
 serving as chefs.

“This is our third year doing this, and we couldn’t do it without the support of the town of
 South Boston and our elected council members,” said Kimberly Tuck Rich, market board president.

“We are so happy they keep coming back and
 having a good time.

“The market’s farmer vendors will be present from 7 a.m. to noon with loads of fresh produce,
 meat, eggs, baked goods, hand-made soaps and crafts.”

“Our farmer vendors tell us this is usually one of their biggest days of the year,” added market board treasurer Matthew Rich.

“They’re 
prepared with watermelons, cantaloupes, corn, bushels of tomatoes and lots more.”

The Downtown South Boston Farmers Market is located at 300 Broad St., and is open year
-round from sun up to sun down.

Saturdays are the market’s busiest days, and many vendors
 are now showing up for a midweek market on Wednesday mornings.

For information on 
becoming a vendor or other questions about the market, contact the market manager at
 (434) 489-7533.