Farmers’ market returns

Published 9:53 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Suffolk Farmers' Market will start May 3 and last until Nov. 22.

The Suffolk Farmers’ Market will start May 3 and last until Nov. 22.

Spring brings many things in Suffolk — warm weather, pollen and a slew of events.

Also taking place annually is opening day of the Suffolk Farmers’ Market, where local farmers, home cooks and artisans get the chance to show off their wares.

“It’s a great place to find locally grown produce and support local farmers and other crafters in the area,” said Kevin Sary, Visitor Center coordinator. “It’s a great place to find something unique.”

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This year starts off on Saturday, May 3. The first day will feature entertainment from strolling magician “Magic Dave,” live music and the Teeny Tiny Farm Petting Zoo. The Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk Art Gallery and Suffolk Art League will engage children with crafts and other fun activities, and the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will conduct an on-site blood drive — visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule a specific time to give blood.

“You can easily make a fun-filled day just going to the market,” Sary said.

The farmers’ market will continue to offer crafts, entertainment and special activities on the first Saturday of each month, as well as other themed days including entertainment and exhibits.

The market features several local vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meat, eggs, jellies and jams, honey, pickles, relish and more.

Market hours for the season are 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Labor Day and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Nov. 22.

Inquiries about becoming a vendor should be directed to Kevin Sary at 514-4130 or at VisitSuffolk@suffolkva.us. For more information, visit www.Suffolk-Fun.com.

Vendors include the following:

  • Acorn Hill Farms Produce
  • Gibbs Produce
  • Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm
  • Green Pastures Farm
  • Growing Green Suffolk
  • JC3 Family Farm
  • Noriega Farms
  • Rosa’s Garden
  • Stew’s Garden
  • Thomas E. Boothe
  • Two Pugs Gardens
  • The Polish Bread Lady
  • Zinnia Girls
  • Amelia’s Heirlooms
  • B & C Wooden Toys
  • Handmade Items by Bonnie Lee Munden
  • The Candle Forge
  • Norman Beckett Wood Crafts
  • The Painted Thimble
  • Perry’s Totes
  • Hippy Chic Products
  • Pibble Nibbles