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New Winter Farmer’s Market opening at IX Art Park

ix art park winter farmer market
Photo Credit: Damien Kuhn

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to renew our vows of healthy eating, vigorous exercise, and dedication to community. So come support our local farmers and artisans at the Winter Farmer’s Market at the IX Art Park every Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, January 13, 2018 through March 24, 2018.

The IX Art Park is opening both the outdoor piazza and our heated indoor event space to farmers and vendors to peddle their wares. Free parking, ADA-accessible restrooms, and seating areas are located on-site. Market Central will be present to accept SNAP and EBT cards.

As demand for local food continues to grow, so too have the opportunities for America’s farmers to market fresh food directly to the consumer. According to statistics recently released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers markets and farm stands account for roughly $2 billion of the $3 billion that Americans spend annually on farm-direct products. This revenue, in turn, supports the livelihoods of more than 165,000 mostly small and mid-sized farms and ranches.

“Farmers markets play a vital role not just in generating real income for farmers, but in forming healthy, prosperous food systems,” says Jen Cheek, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “By providing the opportunity for farmers to connect directly with consumers, markets serve as education centers. Vendors are teaching customers about agriculture and sharing recipes and new foods with their neighbors. Markets are making people and communities stronger and healthier.”

”We are so excited to provide our community space to Charlottesville’s beloved Farmers Market during the winter months. We hope everyone will come out to support our small, independent farmers, connect with neighbors, and shop for local products,” says Ludwig Kuttner, owner of the IX property.

As of today, vendors signed up include: Maggie’s PotteryFamily Ties and PiesPriyas Now ServingMichael Turk & Co.Zeus’s Gourmet BarkeryPiedmont Environmental CouncilThe Enchanted Apothecary llcCarousel KitchenGirls Day OutOrange Dot Baking Companycarpe donutCold Country Salmongood phyte foods,Tempest and SparkVirginia Trout FarmMidnight Golden Goddess Body ProductsBellair Farm CSABowerbird Bakeshop, Ternion Springs Farm, Dreaming Bee DesignsCapital City Candle.


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