The farmers market offers fun and food

Caregivers and children seem to be enjoying ice cream and creating chalk art at Hillsville Farmers Market last Thursday. Kids were served free ice cream because June is dairy month. Market Director Theresa Catron said that this year’s markets, which run through October, will include plenty of kids’ activities and adult activities including the “Eat Smart Move More” program for adults. And the July 30th market will showcase “Dirt Babies” with Ashley. The market this year is a mixture of old and new favorites. It is held in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.

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Caregivers and children seem to be enjoying ice cream and creating chalk art at Hillsville Farmers Market last Thursday. Kids were served free ice cream because June is dairy month. Market Director Theresa Catron said that this year’s markets, which run through October, will include plenty of kids’ activities and adult activities including the “Eat Smart Move More” program for adults. And the July 30th market will showcase “Dirt Babies” with Ashley. The market this year is a mixture of old and new favorites. It is held in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.

Rosalyn Tillotson looks to her mom for some advice after receiving a free ice cream sandwich at the Hillsville Farmers Market on June 23 in celebration of Dairy Month. The popular “Healthy Kids Bucks” program will return to the market in July, and the crowd-favorite “Taco ‘Bout” food cart will return to the market this year. Information about the market can be found on Facebook at townofhillsvillefarmersmarket. The market is usually open from 3 pm to 7 pm in Courthouse Square (corner of Court and Pine Streets). It will be held on Thursdays through October 3.

Delicious-looking cherries from Levering Orchard and blueberries from Buffalo Mountain Farm were among the produce at Hillsville Farmers Market last Thursday. In the market this season there are many seasoned and new sellers returning with a range of goods. Healthy Kids Bucks is scheduled to return to the market on July 14. Accepts EBT and will match up to $15 in free production.

Belinda Mabry, a Hillsville farmers’ market vendor, is preparing to sell another batch of her healthy dog ​​food from “Roxy’s Kitchen” to a market participant last Thursday. The market typically features a variety of meat, produce, plants, arts and crafts, baked goods, and activities for participants. It is usually held on Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm at the corner of Court and Payne Streets in Court House Square.

An assortment of fruits and vegetables at the Hillsville Farmers Market is starting to take off as many vendors prepare to fetch the bounty from their fields. The market features only local sellers. Their offerings also include baked goods and vegans. This gorgeous kale mess was available for purchase directly from the fields of the “Moonlight Hill” farm in Dugspur.

Winery Jason Woods of “Woods Acre Wines” ran a stall last week at the Hillsville Farmers Market in Court House Square with a fine selection of his farm’s wines made on his own vineyard in Cana. More children’s activities are planned at the market including scavenger hunts and the opportunity to make arts and crafts. The market will be held from Thursday until October 13th.

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