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-Information courtesy Tracy Madigan, Market Manager, Vance County Regional Farmers Market
Produce, Baked Goods, Crafts & More!
Squash, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, canary melons, cantaloupes, corn, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, potatoes, okra, beets, cabbages, strawberries, radishes, greens & more. Fresh & local. We have pasture-raised beef, pork and free-range hen eggs.
You will also find a variety of canned vegetables, pickles, chow-chow and sauces. Local honey, too! Complete your meal with delicious pies, cakes and cookies – including cheesecakes. Don’t forget the fresh cut flowers!
Lots of unique, creative craft items: soaps, scrubs, bath salts, hand sanitizers, crocheted cloths, hand towels wreaths, flower arrangements beeswax candles, hand-sewn face masks, aprons, woodcrafts, jewelry and so much more!
Perry Library Now at the VCRFM
The Perry Memorial Library will now have a booth at the VCRFM on Wednesdays as a part of their POP-UP Program. The library’s building in downtown Henderson is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic (though they do offer curbside pick-up services). Their booth at the market will offer several services normally provided at the library.
Customers may get a library card, return books, place holds on books and materials – all while at the farmers market. Library staff will also provide instructions on using the online databases and Overdrive digital media set-up. They will also have a selection of books you may check out right at the library booth!
Don’t Plant Those Seeds!
Did you receive seeds in the mail? The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received numerous reports of NC residents receiving seeds in the mail that they did not order. These seeds are apparently being shipped from China. The Department of Ag urges NC residents to avoid planting these seeds. Some of the worst insect and weed pests our nation contends with originated from foreign countries. Planting an unknown seed from another country could potentially have disastrous results.
This type of international shipment of plant material is unlawful and NCDA&CS asks anyone who received one of these unsolicited foreign shipments to save the contents along with all shipping labels and contact the Plant Industry Division toll-free at 800-206-9333 or email at email@example.com. Plant Industry staff will contact you to gather information and pick up the package.
North Carolina residents are not in violation of any regulations if they received these shipments, but they are the key to identifying and stopping future shipments.
Largest Watermelon Contest
Get out there and start growing watermelons! The VCRFM is challenging you to grow the largest watermelon in the area. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Franklin Brothers Nursery (courtesy of JASM Farms).
Note From the Farmers Market
Customers are asking about pink-eye purple hull peas – they are still about a week out from being available at the market. Please call VCRFM vendors to pre-order for curbside pick-up or large orders. Vendors can usually supply larger orders – such as a bushel of butter beans- if they know ahead of time.
The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC. Normal summer hours (through September 30) are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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