Rounding out an exceptional week for downtown Berryville, the Clarke County Farmer’s Market will open its 2011 season today. The market returns to the municipal parking lot next to Dollar General in downtown Berryville from 8:00 AM until 12 noon Saturday.
The Clarke County Farmer’s Market is a “producer-only”, locally grown, market. All vendors are local and grow or produce (sometimes through value added efforts) all the products they sell at the market. No brokers or resellers are allowed. The farmers markets offer shoppers the opportunity to ask questions and connect with farmers and producers whose food and products they buy.
The Clarke County market has been a welcomed shopping opportunity for “locavores” since its inception in 1996 and has seen steady growth. In recent years it has grown to include approximately 12-14 regular vendors each week with an addition 4 to 6 drop in vendors selling seasonal items.
Expect to see early season harvest items like, strawberries, asparagus, spring onions, salad greens, and beets. Home gardeners can also typically find potted herbs like sage, lavender, oregano, thyme, parsley and cilantro. What ever your interest the Clarke County Farmer’s Market has a wonderful variety of offerings. Stop by and enjoy a Saturday morning with friends. Supporting local farmers helps preserve farmland in Clarke County while providing consumers with the exceptionally fresh and nutritious products.
(From Rt. 7)
Follow Business Rt. 7 into Berryville. Turn onto South Church Street at the corner of Main (Business 7) and Church Streets. The farmers’ market will be on the left, next to the Dollar Store in the town’s municipal parking lot.
(From Rt. 340)
Follow Rt. 340 into town. Turn East on Main Street. Proceed one block to Church Street. Turn onto South Church Street and the market is on the left, next to the Dollar Store.