The first official day of the 2016 Martinsburg Farmers Market was Friday, June 3rd. Because I am always eager to support our local farmers, I immediately went after work. The turnout was excellent, especially for the first day. It was clear that I was not the only one excited for this new resource. One vendor remarked that she sold more than expected, and she was excited to participate this year.
Since we are midway through the season, I want to highlight the benefits of this community resource. Make sure to check out the Martinsburg Farmers Market before it ends on August 5th!
Benefits of Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market
- Enjoy a variety of fresh, seasonal produce
- Support and learn about your local farmers
- Help protect the environment
- Know the source of your food
- Connect with your community
- Support the local economy
- Take advantage of the WV Freshealthy Bucks program
Martinsburg Farmers Market Vendors
You will find the following vendors are at the market every Friday between 4:00 and 7:00pm:
- Moon on the Mountain Farm
- Steel House Farm
- Strawberry Hill
- Sister Sue’s Homemade Jams and Jellies
The market is located right outside of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library. Because the “Fridays at Five” concert is across the street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, customers can enjoy live music while they shop.
The following items are available from local vendors:
- Farm fresh eggs
- Fresh produce
- Local meat
- Fresh and dried herbs
- Handmade soap
- Handmade granola
- Jams and jellies
Our local farmers and vendors are friendly and helpful. Because they have an intimate knowledge of their product, they are happy to answer customer questions. Please take the time to visit the Martinsburg Farmers Market. It is a valuable community resource and deserves our support.
The Martinsburg Farmers Market was made possible due to the collaborative efforts of the following organizations:
- Burke Street Promise Neighborhood
- Healthy Berkeley
- WV Freshhealthy Bucks
- Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries
- Main Street Martinsburg,
Please check out the Martinsburg Farmers Market Facebook Page and show your support for their hard work and effort. Most importantly, please stop by Friday afternoons between 4:00pm and 7:00pm to meet your local farmers and vendors.