Homegrown, Homemade Farmers Market opens

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Kenbridge Farmers Market at 535 E. 5th Avenue is open for business, giving citizens a place to shop for fresh homegrown, homemade and handcrafted goods, all while getting to socialize.

“Our farmers market is not just in-season fresh fruits and vegetables,” said Kenbridge Town Manager Tony Matthews. “All products that are homemade, hand made or home grown are welcome.”

The market is open on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Matthews said he is hoping this year will bring out even more vendors.

Farmers Markets provide more than just a place to pick up a few fresh fruits and vegetables.

According to The National Farmers Market Coalition several studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers markets than at supermarkets.

Due to this and other factors, 52% more SNAP households shop at farmers markets than in 2011.

In addition farmers market vendors educate their shoppers.

Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food.

The Kenbridge Farmers Market is open each Saturday through the last weekend in October.

Those interested in selling their goods at the Kenbridge Farmers Market may call (434) 676-2452. Vendor spots are 10×10 and cost $5 per Saturday or $75 for the season. Season passholders get a reserved spot and advertising each week.