Mills River Farmers’ Market opens for 2017 season, May 6

Mills River Farmers' Market

PRESS RELEASE from Mills River Farmers’ Market:

Spring is announcing itself all around us with lovely blossoms, bright green leaves, and the itch to start planting.  That means local farmers tailgate markets are opening for the year. The Mills River Farmers ‘ Market opens for the 2017 season on Saturday May 6th. The market, located at 96 Schoolhouse Rd. on the campus of Mills River Elementary School, is held every Saturday from May through October. Business hours are 8:00 AM until 12:00 noon.

This year the Mills River Farmers ‘ Market will have several new vendors as well as many favorites from past markets. On May 6th, there will be a children’s story hour beginning at 8:30, repeated every hour, as well as bluegrass and old-time music provided by Tim Comstock. Our market sponsor this week is Asheville Hydroponics & Organics who will offer tips and advice on container gardening as well information on hydroponics and organics.

The Mills River Farmers ‘ Market, a 501c3 non-profit agency, continues to accept SNAP benefits and will also offer their Double Dollars program where SNAP  clients receive matching dollars thereby doubling their buying power. Debit and credit cards are also accepted. We welcome businesses or individuals who would like to be market sponsors enabling us to fulfill our misson and anyone who would like to volunteer a few hours helping the local food movement.

Come on out to the Mills River Farmers ‘ Market and see what new and exciting things are in store for you during  this 2017 market season.

The Mills River Farmers' Market opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6.
The Mills River Farmers’ Market opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6.
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