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VCRFM Handcrafted Holiday Market

VCRFM’s ‘Handcrafted Holiday Market’ to Offer Unique Gifts & More

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM) will hold a “Handcrafted Holiday Market” on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Come browse the large selection of unique gifts, soaps, candles, hand-sewn and crocheted items, glassware, wood crafts, wreaths, ornaments, baked goods, local honey, pasture-raised pork, pasture-raised beef and fresh local produce.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCRFM will take all precautions to ensure a safe and sanitary shopping environment. Face coverings/masks are MANDATORY – no one will be allowed in the facility without a mask. Hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available. The maximum facility capacity will be limited to 75. Social distancing will be enforced.

Don’t have a face mask? No worries. VCRFM will have several craft vendors making unique, comfortable, washable and reusable masks. Lots of great colors and designs to choose from including masks with your favorite local college team logos and Christmas designs.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC.

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Town Talk 09/21/20: VCRFM to Hold Season’s Final Twilight Market; Fall Hours Begin Oct. 3

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Tracy Madigan, market manager for the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM), appeared on WIZS Town Talk Monday at 11 a.m.

Madigan discussed the winding down of the summer season and the beginning of fall/winter hours on October 3. The market will be open for its last Wednesday of the season on September 23 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Beginning Saturday, October 3, the VCRFM will be open on Saturdays only from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The final day of the 2020 season will be December 5.

VCRFM requires all vendors and customers to wear face coverings/masks. Pre-orders and curbside pickup will remain available throughout the season.

On Tuesday, September 29, VCRFM will hold a special Twilight Market from 3 until 6:30 p.m. Drawings for gift certificates to Franklin Brothers Nursery will be held courtesy JASM Farms and Franklin Brothers.

Produce

Late summer produce is still available including yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, corn (get there early), figs, string beans, peas, butterbeans, watermelons and cantaloupes.

Just in: cabbages, butternut squash, beets, radishes, turnips, Scuppernong grapes, apples and peppers.

Coming soon: salad greens and collards.

Vendors with pasture-raised beef, pork and free-range hen eggs will also be on-site.

In addition, you will find a variety of canned vegetables, pickles, chow-chow, sauces, local honey and baked goods.

Remaining 2020 Market Schedule:

Wednesday, September 23 ~ 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 26 ~ 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Twilight Market
Tuesday, September 29 ~ 3 – 6:30 p.m.

October 3 – December 5
Saturdays ~ 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Handcrafted Holiday Market (pending approval; subject to change based on COVID)
Saturday, November 21 ~ 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC.

Contacts:
Market Manager: Tracy Madigan (252) 598-0814
Extension Agent: Paul McKenzie (252) 438-8188

To hear the interview in its entirety, go to WIZS.com and click on Town Talk.

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Vance Co. Regional Farmers Market to Hold Special Twilight Market Today!

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-Information courtesy Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Back by popular demand, the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM) will hold a “Twilight Market” today, August 25, 2020, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. This will be in lieu of an open market on Wednesday, August 26.

VCRFM requires all vendors and customers to wear face coverings/masks. Don’t have a face mask? No worries. The VCRFM has several craft vendors making unique, comfortable, washable and reusable masks. There are lots of great colors and designs to choose from including college team logos.

Available Produce

The market will feature fresh and local summer produce including squash, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, corn, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, potatoes, okra, beets, cabbages, strawberries, radishes, greens and more.

Vendors with pasture-raised beef, pork and free-range hen eggs will also be on-site.

In addition, you will find a variety of canned vegetables, pickles, chow-chow, sauces and local honey. Complete your meal with delicious pies, cakes and cookies – including cheesecakes. Don’t forget the fresh cut flowers!

Largest Watermelon Contest
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). The entry deadline is Saturday, September 5, 2020.

Remaining 2020 Market Schedule:

Through September 30  

Wednesdays & Saturdays ~ 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Wed., August 26 and Wed., September 30Special Twilight Market(in lieu of Wednesday market that week)
Tuesday, August 25 ~ 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 29 ~ 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 1 – December 5   
Saturdays ~ 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Handcrafted Holiday Market  
Saturday, November 21 ~ 8 a.m – 2 p.m.

Market closes for the season on Saturday, December 5

Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC.

Contacts:
Market Manager: Tracy Madigan (252) 598-0814
Extension Agent: Paul McKenzie (252) 438-8188

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See What’s Happening at Vance Co. Regional Farmers Market This Week!

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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 newpest@ncagr.gov.  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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Town Talk 07/27/20: VCRFM’s New Tuesday Twilight Market an ‘Experiment’

THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY

Tracy Madigan, market manager for the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM), appeared on WIZS Town Talk Monday at 11 a.m.

Madigan announced that the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM) will hold its second “Twilight Market” this Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. This will be in lieu of an open market on Wednesday, July 29.

VCRFM’s normal summer hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

According to Madigan, the first Twilight Market, held on June 30, was well-received by the community.

“This was an experiment,” Madigan explained. “We had good attendance at the first Twilight Market. We know it’s difficult for a lot of people to get to the market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. The vendors and I decided we would try an afternoon/evening market. Hopefully, people who are getting off work can swing by, or if you finish your chores in the morning, you can come by on Tuesday afternoon.”

All vendors and customers are required to wear face coverings/masks, per Governor Cooper’s recent executive order.

The market will feature fresh and local summer produce including squash, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, corn, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, potatoes, okra, beets, cabbages, strawberries, radishes, greens and more. Vendors with pasture-raised beef, pork and free-range hen eggs will also be on-site.

Other available items include a variety of canned vegetables, pickles, chow-chow, sauces and local honey. For something sweet, try the pies, cakes, cheesecakes and cookies.

Pre-orders and curbside pickup will remain available throughout the season.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC. To stay up-to-date on events and offerings, visit the market’s Facebook page (click here).

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To hear the interview with Madigan in its entirety, go to WIZS.com and click on Town Talk.

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Vance Co. Regional Farmers Market to Hold ‘Twilight Market’ Tues., July 28

100.1 FM ~ 1450 AM ~ WIZS, Your Community Voice ~ Click to LISTEN LOCAL

-Information courtesy Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM) will hold its second “Twilight Market” this Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. This will be in lieu of an open market on Wednesday, July 29.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, VCRFM has required all vendors to wear face coverings/masks. Per Governor Cooper’s recent executive order, all VCRFM customers are now required to wear face coverings/masks as well.

The market will feature fresh and local summer produce including squash, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, corn, peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, potatoes, okra, beets, cabbages, strawberries, radishes, greens and more. Vendors with pasture-raised beef, pork and free-range hen eggs will also be on-site.

Other available items include a variety of canned vegetables, pickles, chow-chow, sauces and local honey. For something sweet, try the pies, cakes, cheesecakes and cookies.

Remaining 2020 Market Schedule:

Through September 30  

Wednesdays & Saturdays ~ 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Wednesday, July 29

Special Twilight Market
(in lieu of Wednesday market)
Tuesday, July 28 ~ 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 1 – December 5   
Saturdays ~ 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Handcrafted Holiday Market  
Saturday, November 21 ~ 8 a.m – 2 p.m.

Market closes for the season on Saturday, December 5

Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC.

Contacts:
Market Manager: Tracy Madigan (252) 598-0814
Extension Agent: Paul McKenzie (252) 438-8188

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Vance Co. Regional Farmers Market to Hold First ‘Twilight Market’ Tues., June 30

100.1 FM ~ 1450 AM ~ WIZS, Your Community Voice ~ Click to LISTEN LOCAL

-Information courtesy Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Vance County Regional Farmers Market (VCRFM) will hold a “Twilight Market” this Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. This will be in lieu of an open market on Wednesday, July 1.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, VCRFM has required all vendors to wear face coverings/masks. Per Governor Cooper’s recent executive order, all VCRFM customers are now required to wear face coverings/masks as well.

Remaining 2020 Market Schedule:

June 1 – September 30  

Wednesdays & Saturdays ~ 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed Wednesday, July 1 and July 29

Special Twilight Markets
(in lieu of Wednesday markets)
Tuesday, June 30 ~ 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 28 ~ 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 1 – December 5   
Saturdays ~ 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Handcrafted Holiday Market  
Saturday, November 21 ~ 8 a.m – 2 p.m.

Market closes for the season  
Saturday, December 5

Pre-orders and curbside pick up will remain available throughout the season.

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market is located at 210 Southpark Dr. in Henderson, NC.

Contacts:
Market Manager: Tracy Madigan (252) 598-0814
Extension Agent: Paul McKenzie (252) 438-8188

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VCRFM’s May 28 Online Advisory Board Meeting Open to the Public

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-Information courtesy Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent, NC Cooperative Extension

The next meeting of the Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will be held via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 2 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

For access information, please contact the NC Cooperative Extension’s Vance County Center by 1 p.m. on May 28. Those interested in participating may call (252) 438-8188 or email paul_mckenzie@ncsu.edu.

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Opens Sat, Apr 25

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— press release

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will open for the 2020 season on Saturday, April 25th, according to Tracy Madigan, Market Manager. Ms. Madigan reports that she has been carefully reviewing expert recommendations on procedures that minimize risk for customers, vendors and employees. “The Farmers Market is a vital community resource for both consumers and farmers,” noted Madigan, “so we want to set an example of using good practices.” Thus, all customers will be asked to strictly observe social distancing and hygiene practices, and Madigan indicated that signage and floor markings will be in place as reminders.

Paul McKenzie, Horticulture Extension Agent for Vance County, said that Farmers Markets across the state are sharing information about best practices so that they can continue serving as a source of fresh and nutritious food. “Most markets,” he reports, “are providing additional hand washing facilities, doing more frequent cleaning, and spacing vendors further apart. North Carolina producers raise the best farm products you could find, and I’m very glad farmers markets can continue to make it available. In many cases,” he said, “farmers markets have been way ahead of the curve in implementing safety practices.”

Customers of the Vance County Regional Farmers Market are asked to wear face coverings, wash hands frequently, and keep visits short. “We are asking customers to let vendors handle the product and to make pre-orders that can be picked up quickly,” said Madigan. She also asked customers to please visit the Farmers Market website or Facebook page for complete details on the new shopping procedures. “Above all, we want our customers to have access to the fresh and nutritious food that is grown by our local farmers.” The web address for the Vance County Regional Farmers Market is http://go.ncsu.edu/vcrfm. The Market will be open on Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday hours will start on June 1st. For more information call 252-438-8188 or email farmermarket@vancecounty.org.

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Vance Co. Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board to Meet Feb. 13

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-Information courtesy Paul McKenzie, Agricultural Extension Agent, NC Cooperative Extension

The first meeting of the year for the Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC).

Meetings are open to the public and there will be an opportunity for public comment.

For more information, please call (252) 438-8188 or email farmersmarket@vancecounty.org.