Always a place to support local vendors and get the freshest and best in area products, this weekend will see a special twist for the holidays. From 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event will help spread holiday cheer this Saturday, December 14. The “Holiday and Artisian” Market will also run with the same Christmas theme, next Saturday, December 21.
A Special Guest “from the North Pole” to Attend Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event
Taking place as always at 1006 Peachtree Street in Rocky Mount, is the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event. This is much like the weekly Farmers Market. However, this holiday-themed event adds a little “yuletide” spirit. In addition to the usual great vendors on hand, there will be several holiday-themed additions to the market.
Just an hour after the Farmers Market/Holiday Artisian market begins, a guest is set to arrive. This isn’t just any guest though, as all the way from the North Pole, Santa Claus will be on hand. Arriving at 9:00 a.m., “Jolly Ol’ St. Nick” will be visiting with kids and available for pictures until 2:00 p.m.
Trees, Wreaths, and Other Locally Made Holiday Decor
Over 40 local vendors, spanning two buildings are expected for the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event. In both of the remaining two weeks, several of these vendors will have decor and other great holiday products.
For those of you waiting for just the right moment for a locally grown, beautiful Christmas tree, this is the place. At the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event, area farmers will be out in full force selling fresh-cut trees. These no doubt will include many Fraser Firs, which are “North Carolina’s Christmas Tree’s.”
In addition, there will be vendors selling wreaths, stockings, art, and so much more. Looking to finish off your Christmas list? Look no further than these holiday type items. If that’s not your style, try the locally made handcrafted gifts from the Nash County vendors.
What About the Usual, Fresh, and Delicious Goods at the Nash County Farmers Market? Will They be on Hand?
“Yes,” is the plain and simple answer to these questions. You can get all of the delicious produce, meats, and baked goods, you always do on your Saturday stop at “the market.”
With the aforementioned 40-plus vendors on hand, whatever you usually stop at the Farmers Market for, is there. Sweet potatoes, apples, jellies and jams, collard greens, candles, soaps, and more will be available at the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event.
Music and Food Trucks add to the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event
On top of all the fresh produce and handmade products. In addition to the Christmas trees, wreathes, and Santa Claus visiting. There couldn’t possibly be more at this Nash County Christmas event.
However, tehre is, as the Rocky Mount High School Orchestra will be on hand, as will other live music each week. Likewise, the Aacme Soul and Seafood food truck will be on site cooking up luch and dinner for those who build an appetite.
For Newcomers, a Bit of History Behind the Farmers Market
For those unfamiliar with the Market, the Nash County Farmers Market Christmas Event is a perfect opportunity to check it out. The market itself first opened in 2005 in an effort to provide area farmers a facility to sell goods.
In the past 14-plus years, the market has succeding in doing just that and grown to become a regular Saturday stop for many. According to nashcountync.gov, the following is the “mission” of the event.
“This market philosophy is consistent with long term economic development and preservation of our local farming community. This market is not just a building.” It continues, “It’s the dynamic activity of all of the people involved in growing, harvesting, buying, selling and sometimes socializing. Shoppers come to enjoy the farmers market experience.”
For more information on the Nash County Farmers Market’s holiday event and schedule or any other events, visit nashcountync.gov.