Eat fresh: Davie farmer’s markets beginning to open
It’s Spring – crops are growing in the fields and farmers markets will be opening soon.
This year, Davie County has three farmers markets that are open Spring to Fall.
“All of them are great sources of local produce, meat, eggs, and honey,” said Susan Hawkins, Extension horticulture agent, Davie County Center. “Farmers markets are also good places to socialize with your neighbors and get to know your local farmers.”
The Bermuda Run Farmers Market opens on Friday, April 23 and will run through Oct. 29. The market is held on Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at 190 NC 801 S. Check the Facebook page each week for the latest list of vendors: https://www.facebook.com/BermudaRunFarmersMarket/.
The Mocksville Farmers Market will open on Wednesday, May 5 and will be held through Nov. 3. The last market day of the season is a Harvest Table event. At that market, vendors will bring samples of food for customers to enjoy.
The market is held on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. at Junkers Mill Outdoor Theater, 105 S. Salisbury St. Events and vendor news will be on the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MocksvilleFarmersMarket/.
Smith Grove Farmers Market opens on Saturday, May 1 and will run through Oct. 30. The market will be held on Saturday afternoons from 1-4. The market is on the campus of Smith Grove UMC at 3492 US 158, Mocksville.
The market will have fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, and lamb, as well as farm-raised eggs, honey, goat-milk soap, BBQ sauces, essential oils, hand-spun wool, fiber arts, CBD items, baked goods and more. All produce, meats, and goods are grown or made by farmers from Davie County or the five counties adjoining Davie. Smith Grove Farmers Market will also feature local artisans each week, who will bring hand-made creations from pottery to paintings.
The first Smith Grove Farmers Market of the season will feature Mona Jo Griffin, an area bluegrass musician, leading a jam. Other musicians are welcome to bring an instrument and join in. Duck Donuts will also be at the May 1 market.
Smith Grove Farmers Market will post updates on events, including other musicians and food trucks, and vendors on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smithgrove3492.