Community encouraged to join Catawba Community Center Picnic Shelter on Aug. 10

A sizeable crowd is expected to be present on August 10.

On August 10, the Catawba Community Center Picnic Shelter will be transformed from the usual Farmers Market scene to a Farm-to-Table scene. In observance of National Farmers Market Week, the Catawba Valley Farmers Market (CVFM) is holding its first-ever Farm-to-Table Dinner. “Farm-to-table” is a phrase that can mean different things to different people. In this case, it means that the food on the table came directly from local, specific farms, without going through a store or distributor along the way. The foods on the CVFM table will be grown, prepared and served by the Farmers Market vendors and managers.

The menu will include vinegar grilled chicken, herb-roasted potatoes, bacon-wrapped green bean bundles, rolls, tomato-cucumber salad, fruit cobbler topped with ice cream and beverages. Extras will consist of pickles, pickled beets and strawberry jam. A vegetarian meal is available by request. The cost of the meal is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 3 through 11. Tickets are available each Thursday between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market (with cash or credit card) or by contacting (540)-765-8750. Deadline to purchase tickets is August 1. The event is expected to be an educational time for the diners, with locally-sourced foods served in a true country atmosphere, with an opportunity to meet and talk with those who have actually produced the foods.

Visit the website ( or Facebook page (Catawba Valley Farmers Market) for more information.

The Market is open on Thursdays between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m., rain or shine. The Market area, including parking and inside restrooms, is handicap accessible.

The Catawba Valley Farmers Market is a collaborative project of the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center, County of Roanoke, Catawba Valley Ruritan Club and the Catawba community.

  • Submitted by Ann G. Harrell, Catawba Valley Farmers Market Manager

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