HICKORY — Providing contemporary, native meals, Catawba County Public Well being’s Farmers Market is returning for a ninth season on June 3.
As native summer season crops begin ripening as soon as once more, the market’s important purpose is to supply a secure and handy means for individuals to buy and eat farm-fresh vegatables and fruits. It’s open to the general public weekly and accepts money, debit playing cards, SNAP/EBT, WIC and senior farmers market vouchers.
The market operates every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June by September. It’s held, climate allowing, within the Public Well being entrance car parking zone at 3070 eleventh Ave. Drive SE, Hickory. Positioned off Fairgrove Church Street, behind Catawba Valley Medical Heart, the market has ample parking and is accessible by Greenway bus.
“The market improves particular person and neighborhood well being for everybody by growing entry to contemporary vegatables and fruits, and we’re excited to supply a secure and handy means for individuals to extend their consumption of wholesome meals,” mentioned Julie Byrd, Catawba County Public Well being Girls and Youngsters’s Well being Administrator. “Regardless of the continuing challenges of COVID-19, we hope the market continues to be an incredible supply of wholesome meals for our neighborhood nearly as good vitamin is a vital constructing block for a wholesome physique.”
The market put COVID-19 precautions in place final yr and might be following these security measures once more this yr to proceed defending buyers and distributors: