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Posted on: June 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] High Point Farmers Market Open on July 4

This Saturday, July 4, the High Point Farmers Market will be open so come get all the items necessary for picnics and cookouts. The High Point Farmers Market, located at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St., is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October 31. In North Carolina, farmers markets fall under the same classification as grocery stores and are considered an important source of food for communities, according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture. 

The local farmers will be selling fresh, local produce including strawberries, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, spinach, green onions, herbs, microgreens, carrots, radishes, peaches, squash, blueberries, cucumbers, corn and tomatoes. Other food items available will include baked goods, peanuts, bread, jellies, chicken, pork and seafood. Other items available include dog treats, jewelry, plants, pottery, soap and Sophie’s Sweet Treats.

Masks are required for all attendees and vendors per Governor Cooper’s order – free masks will be available at the Farmers Market table for those who forget their masks.

The staff of the Farmers Market is still collecting food donations for local shelters. Drop items off at the Farmers Market table. Reminder that EBT/Snap is accepted at the High Point Farmers Market and due to the generosity of a donor the Market is able to offer Double the Bucks. For example, $5 on your EBT card equals $10 in Farmers Market tokens.       

To protect the community and help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the High Point Farmers Market will operate under special guidelines until it is determined that it is safe to resume regular activities.

Guidelines:

  • Vendors will be required wipe down their table with disinfectant after every transaction.
  • Customers will enter and leave only through designated pathways.
  • Customers will observe social distancing.
  • If necessary, Farmers Market staff will limit the number of customers allowed in the vendor area.
  • Freestanding hand sanitizer stations will be available for public and vendor use.
  • The High Point Public Library will not be open.

The High Point Farmers Market is operated under the direction of the High Point Public Library, a department of the City of High Point. The mission of the High Point Farmers Market is to promote a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community in a family-friendly gathering place.

The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov

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