The Evening Farmers Market of Statesville
Season begins: April 6, 2017
The Evening Farmers Market, your local farmers, wishes to thank the following supporters for promoting our weekly events:
Generously supplying and preparing delicious food for our anniversary celebration and other occasions
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.
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!
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."
• 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:
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.