Tomato tasting July 18 at Yadkin Farmers Market


Tomatoes are now in season at the Yadkin Farmers Market.

The Yadkin Farmers Market is swinging into full gear with summer produce coming in.

On Tuesdays, peaches are available from St. Clair Orchards, who will have apples a little later in the season. Squash, peppers, tomatoes, new potatoes, green beans and cucumbers are starting to arrive from several farmers. Blueberries and sweet corn also are beginning to come in. Farm fresh eggs are available at excellent prices and wonderful pound cakes, cookies and more from Homemade by Hannah. The market vendors contribute to a monthly produce basket drawing, full of goodies, so be sure to sign up next to the market office when you visit.

The market will host its first Tomato Tasting on July 18 at 10 a.m. Several farmers will bring different tomato varieties, and customers will vote to decide which one is the best. Tomato recipes and home gardening information also will be available from Yadkin County Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardener Volunteers.

The Yadkin Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon through Oct. 10. Most farmers are there select days, so be sure to check which days your favorites will be there. If traveling on U.S. 601 North, pass through downtown Yadkinville, and turn right at the Yadkinville Community Park and Papa John’s Pizza on Tennessee Street. The market shelter is just ahead on the left behind the park.

The market vendors are very grateful to the community for their support and continued growth of the market. Glenda Edgell, EdgeHill Farm and market president, explained, “Last year the market received over 1,000 visitors in July, our best on record. We are very excited to see the market grow, and just really appreciate all of our customers that come out to support the market. We are planning some new things this year, so be sure to visit our Facebook page for market news. ”

The market is open to farmers that reside in Yadkin and adjacent counties and allows no reselling of produce or other products. Local producers of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, dairy products, plants, and traditional farm crafts are invited to apply. For a vendor application and rules, visit the local foods tab at http://yadkin.ces.ncsu.edu or contact Yadkin County Cooperative Extension at 336-679-2061.

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