2018 Catawba County Farmers Markets
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Well, it seems like spring is finally here. Insects are starting to wake up, the winter weeds are going to seed, the nights are warmer and farmers are disappearing into the fields to grow/raise some good food. Help show your appreciation for all their hard work by checking out Catawba County’s farmers markets. It is a great place to see what the farmers in our region are producing and to enjoy some food, music, arts, and crafts. Several markets are offering an impressive event list for the season so be sure to check websites for musical guests and other entertainment.
Hickory Farmers Market
The largest of the markets with about 45 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, herbs, honey, pickles and jams, bread, soaps, crafts and more. The food truck Pho and Rolls will also be there this year as well as other refreshment vendors. Features live music at most markets with Kevin Lee Smith opening the season on April 21. Frequent kids activities and cooking demonstrations. This year the market will also be accepting SNAP/ EBT and debit cards.
Contact Sara Taylor Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Hickory on Union Square under the sails
Sat. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Wed. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., April 21- Oct. 31
Sat. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Nov. 1- Nov. 24
Conover Farmers Market- Join them on Cinco de Mayo May 5 for the official opening of the market. There will be food, music, kid’s activities, crafts and a chance to have your picture taken with Moana. This year you will see a few new vendors selling a wide variety of products. Frequent kids activities and cooking demos. Cash, SNAP/ EBT, debit accepted.
Contact Michele Long, email@example.com
109 1st St E, Conover
Sat. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. May 5 to Sept. 1
Public Health Farmers Market– This market began six years ago as a partnership between farmers and the Public Health Dept. to help increase access to healthy foods. It is the first market to accept SNAP/EBT cards, debit, and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons for WIC recipients and seniors and continues to work with families and seniors to adopt a healthy lifestyle through nutrition counseling and cooking demonstrations. Cash, SNAP/EBT, debit, FMNP coupons.
Currently seeking vendors. Contact Tracey Paul, firstname.lastname@example.org.
3070 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory
Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. June 7- September 27
The Farmers’ Market at Catawba Farms. Farmers market, music, concession stand, animals, vineyard, and winery. Catawba Farms are in their 2nd year as a farmers market but this year they are taking it up a notch with the opening of their winery and the music series, Get your NewtOn! Bring a blanket or chairs, shop the farmers market, grab some refreshments and enjoy the show.
Currently seeking vendors. Contact email@example.com
400 Technibuilt Drive. Newton
Spring hours Sat., 3:00-6:00 p.m. April 7-June 10; summer hours Sun. 4:00-7:00 p.m. June 17 and Sat. 4:00-7:00 p.m. June 23-Sept. 22; fall hours Sat. 3:00-6:00 p.m., Sept. 29-Oct. 27
The Center United Methodist Church (UMC) Farmers Market.
This market has been providing produce to the eastern side of the county for over six years. They will have a variety of bedding plants, vegetables, and fruits such as blackberries available this season.
Currently seeking vendors. Contact Brenda and Don Farris 704-880-4088
4945 Sherrills Ford Rd, Catawba
Wednesdays 2:00-5:30 p.m. June 6 – Sept. 26
Camp Dogwood Farmers Market. There is a new market this year in Sherrills Ford at Camp Dogwood on Lake Norman. Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility for the blind and visually impaired and the flagship of the North Carolina Lions Foundation. This market has opened to help serve the growing population of Sherrills Ford and to help increase market access for farmers.
Currently seeking vendors. Contact Tammy Thomas 828-478-2156 Ext. 232
7050 Camp Dogwood Drive, Sherrills Ford
Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., May 12- August 11