THE FARMERS MARKET AT THE DEPOT IS OPEN FOR ITS 11TH SEASON!
The Farmers Market is set up in and around the Rural Retreat Depot. Vendors this season have fresh produce, baked goods, honey, berries of the season, and artisan crafts. All offerings must be made or produced locally by the vendor.
The Market is open from 3 PM to 6 PM each Wednesday through August (but may extend if produce is still coming in--check Facebook for updates).
The Market is free to vendors, and we supply tables and chairs. Canopies are provided for outside vendors on first-come basis. Vendors an register with Michael at 276-620-2572, or just come to the Depot at 2 PM on Market day.
For the very latest information, please visit our Farmers Market Facebook Page.
Our goal is to provide a source of healthy local produce and baked goods, and a storefront for locally-made artisanal crafts. You can always get the latest Market information on our Depot and our Farmers Market Facebook pages.
The first ever Farmer's Market at Rural Retreat Depot launched on Wednesday July 3, 2013 and closed in September after a very successful first season. The number of weekly vendors ranged from 10 to 20 and the customer count was usually around 200. Wayne Smelser of Creggar Farms was one of the Farmers’ Market vendors. Smelser said “The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the flavors of our area. Most food found at the farmers market is minimally processed, and many of our farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market, and growing heirloom varieties. Buying directly from farmers gives your local farmer a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s economy. Shopping at our farmers market is a wonderful opportunity to taste the diversity of our community, to eat healthy, and to support your local farmers.” You can help our Farmer's Market grow by contributing to the Depot today.