Visitors on their way to the lake will have a chance to stop in Eldon soon to grab fresh food. The Eldon Farmers Market is opening early this year due to the weather and the effect it had on the vegetation. Like last year, the hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, through the end of October. There will be no market on Fridays, as originally planned for this year, which will hurt local growers financially. The hope with having the farmers’ market on Friday night was to take advantage of people going to the lake for the weekend.