Troutman Farmers Market opens for new season
BY DEBBIE PAGE
The annual Troutman Farmers Market opened for the 2019 season under the Larew Pavilion at ESC Park on Tuesday afternoon. Local farmers, homemade product producers, and artisans displayed their wares for browsing community members. Vendors offered plants, tomatoes, canned goods and jellies, honey, succulents, goose eggs, handmade crafts, crocheted items, and jewelry.
The market will be open each Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through September 24.
Only vendors who sell produce or products that they themselves grow or make are allowed at the market. No middle-men vendors or resellers are permitted in order to promote the grow, buy, and eat local philosophy of the market.
Music, cooking demos, kids’ activities, and other plans are also in the works to serve as a further draw to community members to visit the market.
Parks and Recreation Coordinator Emily Watson said vendors already signed up for this year will be selling fresh eggs, tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, squash, cucumbers, corn, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, and succulents and other plants as the growing season progresses.
Fresh-baked pastries, cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, and breads, along with homemade jams and jellies, will also be offered. Area artisans will display their jewelry, wreaths, homemade lip balms and bath salts, and crocheted accessories for sale.
To relieve week stress, chair massages will also be available.
Let It Flow Yoga will also continue its popular yoga classes under the pavilion after the market closes each Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per lesson.
Watch for the “Farmers Market Today” signs for a reminder to stop in after work or picking up their kids at school.
Contact Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. For market updates now and throughout the season, go to https://www.facebook.com/TroutmanFarmersMarket.