3/22/21 For Immediate Release
The Harrisonburg Farmers Market Opens for the Season!
On Saturday, April 3, the Harrisonburg Farmers Market (HFM) will officially open for its Regular Market Season! Over 50 local farmers and artisans will participate in the market at the Tuner Pavilion, which has been the market location for 13 years. “Along with a variety of fresh, local produce, flowers, bread, eggs, sweet treats, handcrafts, noodles, and meats, you will find a passionate community that is very excited to share their products with you,” adds Market Manager Halee Jones.
The HFM which adapted during the pandemic to include online sales with market day pick-up is excited to continue their in-person community market set up. All COVID physical distancing guidelines, mask requirements and sanitation rules will be adhered to at the market. “Our community’s safety and well-being is our top priority,” states Halee Jones, Market Manager.
The HFM continues to accept SNAP and EBT, including P-EBT, and matches every EBT purchase dollar for dollar. The current match for SNAP is unlimited. So, a $10 swipe on an EBT card results in an extra $10 towards fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to the help of Virginia Fresh Match!
While the Saturday markets persist throughout the winter, many vendors use the winter to prepare for their spring, summer and fall growing seasons and will be returning in April. Then you will find: plant and flower starts, produce, baked goods, noodles, maple syrup, bread, lavender goods, mushrooms, jams, furniture, vintage prints, backpacks, hummus, falafel, crab cakes, coffee, tea, kettle corn, elderberry syrup and lemonade, chocolate, tulips and much more. As the local growing season progresses more items will be sold at the market which showcases items grown or produced locally.
The Harrisonburg Farmers Market regular season runs from April 3 to Thanksgiving Day on Tuesdays and Saturdays and is open those days from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market also plans to have live music on Saturdays. For more information, patrons can sign up for the weekly newsletter with HFM inspired recipes, or for weekly and seasonal updates visit www.HarrisonburgFarmersMarket.com, on Instagram @harrisonburgfarmersmarket or Facebook @ Harrisonburg Farmers Market (Official). For more information contact: Halee Jones, Market Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Phone #: 540-476-3377