The Winter Farmers’ Market will be in the Social Hall, rather than the gym, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, February 22, a press release said. The Social Hall is in the basement of the church chapel.
The market is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., through March 28. It has free entry and free parking.
“We have the same great farmers and bakers, just a different room this week,” said market director Rebecca Williams. The move to the different room is only for this week.
The Winter Farmers’ Market features locally grown produce, meat, eggs, honey, artisan breads, and crafts, all made or grown by the vendors themselves, within 150 miles of the market, the press release said.
A free weekly children’s event called the Power of Produce (POP) Club offers children 12 and under nutrition education and a tasting challenge, the press release said. If they take two bites of vegetable, they get $2 to spend on fruits and vegetables in the market.
The Winter Farmers’ Market is the only one in Anderson County that accepts SNAP (commonly called food stamps), and it doubles benefits for fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per day at the Welcome Desk, the press release said.
On February 29, the market will be back in the gym at St. Mary’s, with live music by Liza Jane and Curly.
The market is produced by Grow Oak Ridge, a local nonprofit organization. For more information visit www.GrowOakRidge.org.