The Mocksville Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 2nd!

Ready for some tantalizingly tasty fresh produce? The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open Wednesday, May 2nd, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Junker’s Mill parking lot located at 107 S Salisbury St. in Mocksville.

The Mocksville Farmers Market is proud to provide a community market for consumers, farmers and artisans to buy and sell local fruits, vegetables, plants and handmade crafts.  In addition to fresh produce, the market offers baked goods, jams, candles, soaps, creams, lotions, farm art, honey, meats, berries, eggs, flowers and more! Join them as they promote “Eat Fresh, Healthy and Local”.

“We are excited to have three new vendors this year who will be offering pork, beef, and flowers,” said Tami Langdon, community development coordinator. “Our original farmers have been hard at work this season due to the rain so let’s SUPPORT these wonderful folks with their veggies and fruits!”

This week’s market includes free blondie samples to celebrate Blondie Month. During the week of Mother’s Day, the market will raffle a bouquet of seasonal fresh flowers guaranteed to please any mom! There will be different samples and specials throughout the season.

The market will operate from Wednesday, May 2nd to Wednesday, October 24th. For more information, call (336) 753-6705 or email tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov.

Bermuda Run Farmers Market Every Friday – So Much More Than Produce
In addition to produce, the Bermuda Run Farmers Market offers a variety of specialty items such as seafood, meats, Moravian chicken pies, and handmade jewelry and pottery. Complete details can be found on the market’s Facebook page.  Each Thursday, the Peachtree Farmers Market posts an updated list of vendors attending the market that Friday.

Fridays – Town of Bermuda Run: The Bermuda Run Farmers Market is open Fridays from 3:30-7 PM in the parking lot at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center in the Town of Bermuda Run.

Davie County Farmers Markets Every Wednesday & Friday – Admission is free and the benefits are endless!
Farmers markets provide an opportunity for local farmers to get together in a social setting along with members of the local community.  These gatherings strengthen communities, create a sense of belonging and ownership, and often lead to greater involvement in local issues by those who share a common interest in healthy environments and healthy lifestyles.

Save Money at Davie County Farmers Markets
One of the reasons to shop at a farmers market is to support the local economy.  Everyone benefits when dollars stay in the local community. The farmers are supported and can continue to grow their crops, and the money spent stays in the community rather than being shipped elsewhere.  This helps the local economy thrive.

Farmer’s markets in North Carolina are not taxed which saves you money by making the products purchased a greater value. In essence, a person is getting 6.5 percent more product for their money through the elimination of sales tax.

Live Longer Consuming Local Produce from Davie County Farmers Markets
There are distinct health benefits to eating local, fresh produce.  One of these benefits is that fresh produce is harvested when it is ripe.  The greatest amount of vitamins naturally found in produce is available ONLY when the crop is picked ripened.  Most chain stores purchase produce from other states, and therefore the crops are picked early and ripen off the vine in a truck.  This renders the vitamins much weaker to the consumer.

Another health benefit is that because the produce is not shipped, it does not need to be waxed or treated.  This again gives the produce not only an excellent flavor, but also makes it a healthier choice. Finally, most area farmers markets offer organic choices, eliminating pesticides from your diet.

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Everyone benefits when dollars stay in the local community.  The farmers are supported and can continue to grow their crops, and the money spent stays in the community rather than being shipped elsewhere.  This helps the local economy thrive. 

For even more ways to save while supporting your friends and neighbors please check out iShopDavie, an exciting and rewarding program from your Davie County Chamber of Commerce.

Have fun, save money & live longer by frequenting your Davie County Farmers Markets.  Your family will thank you.

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