Farmers’ Market 2021 to offer enhanced options

By Terry Harris

The 2021 Farmers’ Market at 45 School Street under the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Surry will open for the year on May 7 with the season to run May through October, and Market Manager Lasonya White recently announced that this year the popular local venue will have even more vendors and events offering access to fresh fruits and vegetables and activities. 

According to White, Special Events scheduled for the 2021 season, weather permitting, include the following:

First Fridays – Musical Performance

Second Fridays – Arts and Crafts Night

Third Fridays – Food Truck Night

Forth Fridays – Movie Night

White also announced that, new this year, the Surry County Farmers’ Market will offer SNAP and $10 Off Punch Cards.  SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), as White explained, “provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times.”

Saying that she is pleased to now offer the SNAP benefit for assisting people in need during the pandemic to Market shoppers, White also revealed that households within Surry County have been sent a Surry County Farmers’ Market postcard whereby customers, when they have spent $50, will receive $10 off their next purchase.

For updated information on things going on at the Farmers’ Market, follow the Farmers’ Market Facebook Page.  For more information about becoming a vendor or a volunteer at the Farmers’ Market to call (757) 294-5217.