The Evening Farmers Market of Statesville

The Finale - Last Market Until April 2, 2015
Thursday, October 30, will be the last evening for the Evening Farmers Market 

• There are still many fine locally grown items at the market such as squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, greens, peppers, potatoes, baked goods, herbs, bouquets of flowers, handmade soaps, hand painted glassware and more. 

• Ask your favorite vendor for contact information to use throughout the winter. 

• Sample treats made by vendors 

• Enjoy the music of George Joye and ”the boys”. 

Bring a friend and enjoy our last market for 2014

Please remember to feed our feathered friends during the winter. Come and make a simple all natural bird feeder to hang in your trees or outside a window. All materials will be provided. This is great fun for children too! 

Farmers and growers have had a challenging year. The freeze in early April caused great loss of crops including blueberries, peaches and apples. 

We look forward to next year and hold great hope that the blueberries and peaches will be again abundant. 

For more information 
call Yvonne Schaefer 828-308-3436 or Madge Eggena at 704-873-3361

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.