High Point Farmers Market Plans Busy Season with Sat., April 27 opening day
HIGH POINT, NC (March 28, 2019) The High Point Farmers Market, located at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, will open for the season Saturday, April 27. The Market will be open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Saturday, October 26 (rain or shine). Each week will feature a variety of local fresh produce, seasonal plants and herbs, handmade crafts, a cooking corner (with demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.), a kids zone with fun activities, health screenings, music and food trucks. Also each week a local community partner will be highlighted.
The Opening Day Hoopla will be filled with something for everyone including music, food trucks, health screenings and of course fresh, local produce and crafts. The day’s schedule includes: Soap Bubble Circus (9 to 11 a.m.), petting zoo (9 a.m. to noon), face painter (10 a.m. to noon), professional photo booth (10 a.m. to noon), Big Bang Boom, children’s music that rocks, (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.), Brandon Vaughan, jazz musician, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and sculpture unveiling at 12:30 p.m. JDRF is the community partner for opening day.
The first Saturday of every month, the High Point Farmer’s Market will highlight a different fruit/vegetable with a contest, cooking demonstrations and other activities. Judges will include local news personalities from The High Point Enterprise, FOX8 and News2, North Carolina Peach Queen, Daniel Gray aka Uncle Cheesecake and Friends of the Library and Library Foundation volunteers.
- May 4 – Strawberry Delight – Strawberry recipe contest
- June 1 – Squash Bash – Food art contest
- July 6 – Watermelon Mania – Seed spitting contest
- August 3 – Peach Palooza – Peach Recipe Contest
- September 7 – Pepper Blast – Chili Cook-Off
- October 5 – Apple Jubilee – Apple Recipe contest
The second Saturday of the month will be devoted to your garden. A hands-on workshop will be held at 9:30 a.m. each month covering a different topic such as trellising, cooking, mulching and designing. Discover Your Library the third Saturday of every month by exploring a different Library division. And then the fourth (and occasional fifth) Saturday of each month one of the local farmers will be highlighted. Learn about each farmer with stories and pictures.
To wrap up the season will be the second annual Spooktacular Soiree Saturday, October 26. Everyone is invited to wear costumes and take pictures in a professional photo booth from 10 a.m. to noon. Trick or treat with the vendors and there will be pumpkin crafts. The second annual Pet Costume Contest will be held at 10 am.
Vendor applications are available on the Farmers Market Website www.highpointnc.gov/FarmersMarket and for more information contact Market Manager Lee Gann at 336-689-4463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The High Point Public Library is committed to nurturing the joy of reading, sharing the power of knowledge, strengthening the sense of community and enhancing cultural and economic vitality. HPPL is committed to promoting, encouraging, and enhancing lives through library services The Library, a department of the City of High Point, is located at 901 N. Main Street.
The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov