Ready to eat fresh and shop local? Farmer’s Markets are a great source of local produce, meat, eggs, honey, and much more! This year, Davie County has three farmers’ markets that will be open from Spring to Fall.
Get ready to tickle your taste buds! The Bermuda Run Farmer’s Market opens this Friday, April 22nd, and will run through October 28th. The market is held on Fridays from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. at 190 NC Hwy 801 S.in Bermuda Run.
In addition to produce and plants, the Bermuda Run Farmer’s Market offers a variety of specialty items such as seafood, meats, Moravian chicken pies, handmade jewelry, pottery, wood, and sewn items. 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.
The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open on Wednesday, May 4th, and end on October 26th with a Harvest Table to celebrate the fall and winter holidays. Please Note: the market has moved to its new location at 278 N. Main Street (parking lot next to Main Street Park.) The market is held from 3 – 6 p.m.
The May 4th market will also feature a plant sale by the Mocksville Garden Club!
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!
The Smith Grove Farmer’s Market will open on Saturday, May 7th, and will run through October 30th. The will be held from 1- 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Smith Grove UMC at 3492 US. Hwy 158, Mocksville
The market will offer fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and lamb, as well as farm-raised eggs and honey. Other products include goat-milk soap, BBQ sauces, essential oils, hand-spun wool, fiber arts, CBD items, baked goods, and handmade goods from pottery to paintings.
All produce, meats, and goods are grown or made by farmers from Davie County or the five counties surrounding Davie.
Smith Grove Farmer’s Market will post updates on events, including musicians and food trucks, as well as vendors on their Facebook page. There is room for more vendors! Market Rules / Market Applications can be found HERE.
Farmer’s 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.
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 when ripe. Most chain stores purchase produce from other states, so the crops are picked early and ripen off the vine in a truck.
Since the produce is not shipped, it does not need to be waxed or treated, giving the produce not only an excellent flavor but making it a healthier choice. Finally, most area farmer’s markets offer organic choices, eliminating pesticides from your diet.
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.
Have fun, save money & live longer by frequenting your Davie County Farmer’s Markets. Your family will thank you!