Farm­ers Mar­ket back from hol­i­day break this week

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams [email protected]­hoo.com

The Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket is wrap­ping up its an­nual three-week hol­i­day break, and with its re­turn this Thurs­day, pa­trons will once again be able to get their fill of pro­duce, meats, sweets, and var­i­ous other foods ev­ery week for the rest of the year.

The mar­ket doesn’t have an­other break sched­uled un­til next year’s Thanks­giv­ing hia­tus, and re­turn­ing later in Jan­uary means more win­ter pro­duce should be avail­able.

Lovers of broc­coli, Brus­sels Sprouts, cab­bage, cau­li­flower, cel­ery, sweet pota­toes, pears, and more can visit Wa­ter Street from 2 through 6 p.m. on the day of its re­turn-- and ev­ery Thurs­day from 2 through 6 p.m. after­ward.

The Fresh for Less pro­gram con­tin­ues to help those in need by dou­bling money spent with food stamps, and those in­ter­ested can ex­change EBT for to­kens at the front desk.

Cook­ing classes are still be­ing held on a monthly ba­sis, and those in­ter­ested in learn­ing the ins and outs of mak­ing win­ter themed dishes can visit http://www. rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ket.com/ up­com­ing-classes for de­tails on up­com­ing events.

While each class sports an av­er­age fee of $5.50, schol­ar­ships may be avail­able for those who ap­ply. The most re­cent cour­ses taught youth the ins and outs of mak­ing ap­ple cider donut muffins and home­made hot choco­late.

The mar­ket cur­rently op­er­ates un­der the ma­jor spon­sor­ship of Floyd Med­i­cal Cen­ter, but many other lo­cal busi­nesses have con­trib­uted spon­sor­ship as well.

More in­for­ma­tion about the mar­ket and its hap­pen­ings can be found at http://www.face­book.com/ rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ket.

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