Farmers Market News

6th Annual Town of Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening

Town of Halifax Farmers Market will celebrate its sixth annual grand opening celebration on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will feature fresh local produce, fresh pasture-raised ground pork and goat along with fresh pasture-raised broilers and country sausage, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, jams and jellies, sugar body scrubs, goat's milk lotions and soaps, handmade jewelry, MeMe's Herbal products, kids' books and puppets, which will be buy one get one half off, fused glass crafts, soy candles, pure vanilla extract and much more, according to Halifax Assistant Manager Denise Barksdale.

The day's activities will include Halifax Regional Hospital hosting a cooking demo starting between 8-8:30 a.m., which will feature a strawberry patch salad with goat cheese, onions strawberries and candied walnuts with a strawberry vinaigrette over romaine lettuce.

Hudson Heritage Farms will fire up the grill at 10 a.m. with some fresh ground goat and pork.  Also firing up the smoker at 10 a.m. will be Great Oak Farms with a "Makin Bacon" demo.

Halifax County Humane Society will be hosting an adopt-a-thon that will run from 8-noon, and Southside Master Gardeners will be on site to sharpen those garden tools free of charge.

Live music will begin at 10:30 a.m. featuring singer/songwriter Mark La Perle from Bedford.  The first 50 people will receive a free Virginia Grown shopping bag and free ice cream cups for the kids 12 and under to enjoy.

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market is a collection site for school supplies for National Night Out.  These school supplies will be given out to children in the Halifax community during the National Night Out event on August 5, 2014.  Free bottled water will be available to all who bring in school supply donations during the grand opening celebration on Saturday.

Also, just in time for peak farmers market season, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announces the 2014 "Farm Fresh Pledge! Program".  Each time a person spends $10 at the local farmers market, they can ask to have their punch card punched.  If a customer spends $30 in one day, he or she will get three punches.  If they spend $140, they will get all 14 punches.  "The key to remember is for every $10 you spend you get a punch.  Once you fill up all 14 slots on your card, hand it over to the market manager, and your card will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Virginia Grown/Virginia's Finest prize pack valued at up to $200".

As the demand for Virginia products has increased, so has the number of farmers markets statewide.  Research by Virginia Cooperative Extension has shown that if each household in Virginia spent just $10 a week on locally grown agriculture products, consumers would invest an additional $1.65 billion back into the local economy each year.  The public is invited to visit the Town of Halifax Farmers Market, located at 209 South Main Street in Halifax to pick up a pledge card and begin pledging today!  The Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Country Charm Farm Photo Shoot at Town of Halifax Farmers Market

Country Charm Farm is now booking Spring Photo Shoots, for pictures taken with small baby goats on Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market located at 209 Main Street from 9am - 3pm.  Make a memory that will last and make a great Easter or Mother's Day gift.  Sessions are $20 each and includes a 15 minute mini session for up to 2 children (additional child add $5) and you will receive 5 - 7 fully edited, high resolution, color photos.  Photos will be electronically transmitted via email to include full printing instructions.Call or Email Lisa today to book your reservation at 434-446-2130, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (50% deposit required).

                                               

Celebrate Virginia Farmers Market Week with the Town of Halifax Farmers Market

Come celebrate Virginia Farmers Market Week with the Town of Halifax Farmers Maket on Saturday August 10th.  Beginning at 9:30 am with the Master Gardeners Demonstration on how to properly divide perennials.  Also at 9:30 am a cooking demonstration on makiing pizzas on the grill with Hudson Heritage Farms.  Then at 10:00 am there will be Children's story & project time with Victoria Worley, where the kids will enjoy the story "The Bee Man" along with the first 20 children getting to make honey butter and Free Ice Cream for all kids!  

BUY LOCAL-BUY FRESH - Market vendors will have fresh produce along with fresh pork sausage, goat, beef and lamb, fresh eggs, goat cheese, goat milk lotion & soap, fresh sourdough bread, sourdough cinnamon buns, lots of other baked goods, fresh cut flowers, sugar body scrubs, railroad garden bugs & MUCH MORE! 

209 South Main Street, Halifax - Market open 8am - noon.

Town of Halifax Farmers Market Activities

The Town of Halifax Farmers Market located at 209 South Main Street in the historic Town of Halifax is open now every Saturday from 8am-Noon.  come enjoy the atmosphere and experience of the market while supporting our local farmers.  Buying local will ensure that you are getting lower prices and fresher produce all while helping to stimulate local economic growth and bring life into the downtown.  So remember to support our local farmers this season; and to, Buy Local - Eat Fresh!  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, applications are available at Halifax Town Hall, 70 South Main Street, call (434)476-2343 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Permit fee for the entire season at the Town of Halifax Farmers Market is only $35.00.  Weekly rate is $7.00

The Market also hosts and welcomes community members to participate in 1st Saturday Community Yard Sales.  Bring your yard sale items to sell during normal farmers market hours of 8am - Noon and turn your trash into cash.  The dates of remaining Community Yard Sales scheduled are July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, and October 5th.  Spaces are $10 for a 10' x 10' space and one table provided by the market for the first 6 paid participants.

2nd Saturdays, the Master Gardeners provide various workshops at the market.  July 13th, join the Southside Master Gardener Association and the Southside Virginia Herb Society from 8 to 11am.  The Master Gardeners will lead you through the process of making a hypertufa container to take home.  Cost is $5 for each container.  Supplies will be provided.  The Herb Society will have an herbal tea tasting and be selling handmade jewelry, gourd birdhouses and herbal booklets on culinary and Biblical herbs.  On August 10th they will teach the correct way to divide perennials, and on September 14th they will provide free tool sharpening for small gardening tools during market hours of 8am - Noon. 

Also plan to join us as we celebrate Farmers Market week on Saturday, August 10th with a cooking demo hosted by Hudson Heritage Farms, using fresh USDA meat and locally grown produce and much more! 

Then new for the 2013 season there will be an Indoor Winter-Holiday Market held on Saturdays, December 7th, 14th, & 21st from 8am - Noon.  This is a great way to showcase what you have to offer for the holiday shoppers and is open to all artisans and crafters.

Town of Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening June 15th

Town of Halifax Farmers Market will celebrate its 5th Annual Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 15, from 8am - noon.  The event will feature fresh produce, fresh pork and goat sausage, along with lamb and beef, fresh goat cheese, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, jams and jellies, door prizes and much more, according to event organizers.

The day's activities will include Halifax Regional Hospital dietary department hosting a cooking demo, starting at 8am, which will feature a roasted turkey and cranberry wrap from the wellness program.  Halifax County Humane Society will have an adopt-a-thon that will run from 8am - noon, and Southside Master Gardeners will be hosting a demo on "Gardening for a Lifetime."

Minerva the Library Mascot will be on site to visit with children from 9am - 10am, live music will begin at 9:30am with the Halifax Hillbillies and then at 11am, 9 year old, Cluster Springs Elementary student Kirsten Wellons will perform.

Hudson Heritage Farms will host a grilling demo beginning at 10am.  Other guests and vendors will include Bright Meadows Farm, Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association and Danville Community College.