Farm­ers Mar­ket makes wet re­turn from hol­i­days in Rock­mart

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - By Sean Wil­liams swilliams1­[email protected]­

The Rock­mart Farm­ers Mar­ket is of­fi­cially back in busi­ness, and the first mar­ket of 2019 brought pa­trons all of the pro­duce, meats, sweets, and treats lo­cals have come to love since its con­cep­tion in 2008.

The mar­ket’s re­cently com­pleted three-week hol­i­day hia­tus marks the fi­nal break for the year un­til next Thanks­giv­ing, so cus­tomers can stop by ev­ery Thurs­day from 2 through 6 p.m. on Wa­ter Street.

“We’ve been on break for a lit­tle while,” Mar­ket staff Heather Davis shared. “We have a great line up. Tim­ber­land Farms, Spread­ing Oaks, Quiet Acres, Sand Creek Farm, Morn­ing Glory, Pecan Acres, Foote­hills Farm­house, Dewey’s Sweets and Treets, 5 Cedars Farm, and That For­eign Chick’s Bak­ery. We’ll have grass-fed meat, ro­maine, radishes, turnip greens, let­tuce, col­lards, car­rots, Haikuri turnip, kale, salad mix, kohlrabi, soups, soaps, tinc­tures, baked sweets, breads, hand pies, Elder­berry syrup, flu and res­pi­ra­tory teas, lo­cal hon­eys, lo­tion, eggs, and goat milk.”

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

It’s im­por­tant to note that to­kens pur­chased with EBT can­not be used on made to or­der items and cer­tain se­lect other prod­ucts.

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 find de­tails on up­com­ing events by vis­it­ing http://www. rock­mart­farm­ers­mar­ up­com­ing-classes.

While each class sports an av­er­age fee of $5.50, schol­ar­ships may be avail­able for those who ap­ply.

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 https://www.face­­mart­farm­ers­mar­ket/.

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