The Mocksville Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 1st!

Ready for some tantalizingly tasty fresh produce? The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open Wednesday, May 1st, from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Junker’s Mill Outdoor Theater 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! Support your local farmer who is working hard to grow clean, fresh and tasty food for your family!

Get a free Farmer’s Market tote bag at this week’s market! There will be different samples and specials throughout the season.

The market will operate from Wednesday, May 1st to Wednesday, October 30th. A special harvest table will be held on Wednesday, November 6th. For more information, call (336) 753-6705 or email tlangdon@mocksvillenc.gov or check the Mocksville Farmers Market on Facebook.

Bermuda Run Farmers Market Has New Hours and a New Location!
Fridays – Town of Bermuda Run: The Bermuda Run Farmers Market is open Fridays from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. at 111 Peachtree Lane. It is the field on the corner of Peachtree Lane and HWY 801 behind Bojangles where the market originally started

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 Bermuda Run Farmers Market posts an updated list of vendors attending the market that Friday.

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.