Ready to eat fresh and shop local? Farmers Markets are a great source for local produce, meat, eggs, honey, and much more! This year, Davie County has three farmers markets that will be open from Spring to Fall.
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.
The Mocksville Farmer’s Market will open this Wednesday, May 5th, and run through November 3rd. The last market of the season is a Harvest Table event. The market is held 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!
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.
The first market will feature local bluegrass artist, Mona Jo Griffin, leading a jam session. Other musicians are invited to bring an instrument and join in. Duck Donuts will also be on hand.
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.
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 farmers 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 Farmers Markets. Your family will thank you.