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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.
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.
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.
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.
(This is not a paid advertisement – photos courtesy Tracy Madigan)