Sam Parrish of Opa’s Microgreens growing several varieties of microgreens
at his Craig County home.The Catawba Valley Farmers Market (CVFM) will open on Thursday, May 6. Hours for the 2021 season are from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The CVFM is held at the Catawba Community Center picnic shelter, 4965 Catawba Creek Road (Rt. 779), in Catawba.
Local vendors continue to offer the nutritious foods and other specialty items that consumers have come to expect. Consumers will find high-quality, locally produced foods that have been touched by only a few hands and not trucked across the country. Present on opening day will be early Spring produce, vegetable and flower plants, hanging baskets, potted plants, meats, baked goods, honey, canned relishes and pickles and kettle corn. Crafts will include handsewn fabric items, copper kettles, paper flowers, note cards and local photography framed in reclaimed barn wood.
New products for 2021 include microgreens, pasture-raised frozen chicken, houseplants, and matted & framed fine art.
Opening Day occurs just three days prior to Mother’s Day, perfect timing for consumers to purchase special gifts and foods for their Mother’s Day celebrations.
CVFM’s website (catawbafarmersmarket.com) and the Facebook page will be updated frequently, to keep consumers informed of new products available at the Market, new vendors and other information. The website will include a calendar showing the vendor schedule, since several vendors are part-timers.
For more information on the Market, contact Pam Hall at (540)580-1533 or by e-mail at [email protected]
- Submitted by Ann Harrell, CVFM Communication Specialist