weekly happenings & events
saturday, july 24, 2021
8am till noon
Please note: this page is updated every Thursday evening with relevant information regarding the next Saturday market.
One of our farmers, Holly Tartaglia of Whisper Creek Farm, also happens to be a first grade teacher in Union County. Last Saturday she took a video so her students could learn all about our farmers' market. Please check out the link below. You did a great job, Holly! Thank you!
ANNUAL PEACH FUNDRAISER
Originally developed in New Jersey, Messina is one of the larger yellow freestone varieties. With its striking red blush, this sweet and juicy peach is delicious for eating. It is also firm, making it particularly suited for freezing and canning.
WHO DOESN'T LOVE STICKERS?
Our commemorative stickers are a huge hit! Spread the word about our 30th Anniversary and pick up a sticker or two this Saturday. Available for $3 each at the information desk or peach stand by the Community House.
Welcome back Asher and Elliott, who have been a big hit performing with their bass and guitar. Take a break and sing along to their fun and lively renditions.
Central Patio: 9.30 and 11.30 am
Until the bell rings at 8am, we ask that you remain outside the market.
In light of Governor Cooper's Executive Order 209, we have updated our safety precautions. There will no longer be an entry control system - customers will be free to move in and out of the market after the bell is rung at 8am.
Although masks are no longer mandatory, please remember that although we are an outdoor setting, adequate social distancing is near impossible in some areas of the market.
You can also avoid lines by pre-ordering and picking up later in the morning.
If you see crowding or several people lined up at one vendor's booth, try completing your other shopping before joining that line, especially if you've already pre-ordered with that vendor.
Please practice healthy and safe shopping and show grace to others as we navigate this new phase.
Did You Know...?
...Chefs are a catalyst for the market's success and in educating the public about the importance of local foods and supporting local farms
"The chefs who shop at our market and buy from local farmers have been a principal force in driving the local foods movement. They have made the market what it is today and have helped the market continue to grow. They have that platform - through a plate of good food - to educate people. That plate of local food is the window back to the farm. Chefs have an enormous role in advancing the market and making more local food available for you, the consumer." Sam Koenigsberg, New Town Farms
... that the musicians who play so beautifully volunteer their time and talents?
We are so grateful for the enjoyment their music brings and for the opportunity to promote the local arts movement.
Check out our guest chefs and musicians from previous Saturdays