Farmers Market season off to good start

By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@yadkinripple.com
Beautiful Bupleurum at the Yadkin Farmers Market. -
Fresh golden beets for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market. -
Hydroponic tomatoes are among the early season finds at the Yadkin Farmers Market. -
Plant seedlings for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market. - -
Vendors chat with customers at the Yadkin Farmers Market on a soggy Saturday morning. - -
Pretty pink sweet pea at the Yadkin Farmers Market on Mother’s Day weekend. - -

A soggy Saturday didn’t keep shoppers from coming out to snag some fresh produce at the Yadkin Farmers Market. Strawberries sold out early in the day but there were still plenty of other fresh veggies, eggs, lovely spring flowers and plants available for purchase.

“It’s been a pretty good day at the market even though its raining. Our locals are coming,” said Glenda Edgell, a vendor at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

She said each year they are seeing vendors return and it continues to grow as people tell their friends about the good things they are purchasing at the market.

“It’ll be a good season,” Edgell said.

Folks around Yadkin County have been farming for generations, and vendor Aileen Steelman said it’s nice to have a venue where they can sell their wares.

“Our farmers, like me, we like to farm, we like to grow stuff and we need an outlet to sell our produce and things we grow,” she said.

Lupton Wood, from Courtney, said he loves coming out to the market and he said he was glad he remembered to stop in on Saturday.

“I like coming here because of the people, first. They make the Farmers Market and secondly because there are fresh vegetables and reasonably priced,” said Wood.

Golden beets, fresh eggs, potted herbs, flowers, greens and hydroponic tomatoes were among the items available on Saturday. As the summer approaches, peaches, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and much more will be available at the market.

Market hours are Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Yadkin Farmers Market is located at 1141 Tennessee St., Yadkinville (behind the Town Park near Yadkinville Elementary School and Papa John’s Pizza.)

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-518-3049 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Beautiful Bupleurum at the Yadkin Farmers Market.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_151109885_iOS_formatted.jpgBeautiful Bupleurum at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

Fresh golden beets for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_151227491_iOS_formatted.jpgFresh golden beets for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

Hydroponic tomatoes are among the early season finds at the Yadkin Farmers Market.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_151439883_iOS_formatted.jpgHydroponic tomatoes are among the early season finds at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

Plant seedlings for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_152234942_iOS_formatted.jpgPlant seedlings for sale at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

Vendors chat with customers at the Yadkin Farmers Market on a soggy Saturday morning.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_152309610_iOS_formatted.jpgVendors chat with customers at the Yadkin Farmers Market on a soggy Saturday morning.

Pretty pink sweet pea at the Yadkin Farmers Market on Mother’s Day weekend.
https://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/web1_20190511_151248990_iOS_formatted.jpgPretty pink sweet pea at the Yadkin Farmers Market on Mother’s Day weekend.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

kburns@yadkinripple.com