This Nash County farmers market provides area farmers with a storefront for retail sales of their products. Here, local farmers sell products they actually produce. This market philosophy is consistent with long term economic development and preservation of our local farming community. This market is not just a building. It's the dynamic activity of all of the people involved in growing, harvesting, buying, selling and sometimes socializing. Shoppers come to enjoy the farmers market experience.
The market's operating schedule reflects seasonal availability of locally produced agricultural products. Emphasis is given to the quality and uniqueness of products and the personalities of our local farmers.
In addition to its educational role, the Nash County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has been trusted with the development and management of this regional farmers market. Construction began in 2004 and expanded in 2008 as a result of generous grants from N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and Nash County leaders' vision and commitment.