Mobile farmer’s market coming to Cooleemee, Mocksville

Published 1:42 pm Friday, June 11, 2021

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Cooleemee and Mocksville residents will have a new opportunity to purchase fresh, local produce this week at the new Davie Community Farmers Market.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is partnering with local farms to bring fresh produce into communities.

The market will kick off on Wednesday, June 16, 9-11 a.m. at The Bridge, 197 Main St. in Cooleemee.

On Thursday, June 17, 9-11 a.m., the market will set up at the Davie Public Library, 371 N. Main Mocksville.

The market will follow the same schedule through the end of July.  The first 25 customers at each location will receive a free shopping bag and return coupon.

Colleen Church, county Extension director, said: “We are hoping to accept SNAP/EBT at this market, but are still waiting on the final application approval, which we hope will be soon.  Our goal is to bring affordable, local, fresh fruits and vegetables directly into communities that may have limited access.

“We will provide recipe cards, taste tests and other giveaways and promotions each week, so stop by and visit.  Just look for the blue mini-van.”

For more information or questions about the Davie Community Farmers Market, contact Colleen Church, with N.C. Cooperative Extension at 336.753.6100.