The Evening Farmers' Market
@ Pecan Park in downtown Statesville, NC
Thursdays - April through October
3:30 pm - 'til
Celebrating our 21st season
The Market will open on April 2 with the following guidelines:
“Social Distancing” is mandatory – maintain a space of about six feet from each other
Do not touch/handle any items on vendor tables - vendors will bag for you
Use hand sanitizers that will be available throughout the market
Immediately exit after finished shopping
No eating during market at the tables
If you are sick - stay home
Select from a large variety of locally grown fruits & vegetables
Try Something New Each Week
Cook More - Your Health Depends Upon It
Buy Local - Eat Seasonal - Create a Community
The Evening Farmers Market, your local farmers, wishes to thank the following supporters for promoting our weekly events:
Local radio stations for air-time to promote the market:
WAME 98.9 AM Billy Buck Blevins
The City of Statesville for allowing us to use Pecan Park.
George Joye and the Boys for generously playing bluegrass music at the market.
Barry Goldstein for maintaining our website
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, 3:30 p.m. - 'til
For more information call: 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:
- 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.