The Evening Farmers Market of Statesville
Appreciation   2015

The Evening Farmers Market, your local farmers, wish to thank the following supporters for promoting our weekly event:

Gold Ray Web - Creator of our Website 

Risto’s Restaurant - Generously supplying and preparing food for our anniversary celebration. 

Local radio stations for air-time to promote the market: 
WAME 98.9 AM Billy Buck Blevins 

WSIC 1400 AM 101.7 FM Brian Weiss 

WDSL 1500 AM Farren Shoafe 

The City of Statesville for allowing us to use Pecan Park. 

Regan Hill, Photographer, and the Record & Landmark Newspaper for their wonderful articles about the market. 

George Joye and the Boys for generously playing bluegrass music at the market.

Barrie Howard for entertaining us with his guitar music. 

And all of our wonderful faithful customers of The Evening Farmers Market.

Put the Evening Farmers Market on your calendar
every Thursday, April through October, 3:45 – 6:00 p.m. 

Food lovers will enjoy choosing from the large variety of vegetables and fruits. Try something new every week. Cook more this year - your health depends on it! Make this your year to buy local, eat seasonal and create community

For more information 
call Yvonne Schaefer 828-308-3436 or Madge Eggena at 704-929-0347

See you at the market!
Farmers from the Thursday Evening Farmer's Market - Statesville, NC

The evening market was started by a group of local farmers who wanted an afternoon market to sell only their locally grown produce, baked good or crafts. There were originally four vendors at the first market. The fourth said he sold everything before he was able to unload it from his car and set up. So began the Evening Farmers Market in 1999.

Farmers markets were the first "grocery stores." Some nationwide chains, like Whole Foods Market, still say "buy local first."

The reasons:
• local food is higher in nutrients because they are freshly picked
• fuel is saved by less transportation, 
• reduced packaging saving trash from the landfill 
• locally grown means dollars go directly to the grower.
To make your shopping experience enjoyable, fun, and delicious please park in the city lots. There are two:
  • on Water Street 
  • on Center Street
Please do NOT PARK behind the buildings facing Broad and Center Streets. These spaces are marked, owned, and reserved. Unauthorized vehicles parked in those spaces will be towed away. 

Statesville is a very unique community. We're fortunate to have many surrounding farmers and opportunities to purchase directly from them. (Many larger cities, for example Savannah, only has one market day a week.) 
By getting to know the farmer you can learn how the produce is grown and recipes for cooking them. 
Shopping locally benefits all and is truly a beneficial shopping experience.