Farmers' Market Coming to Pinehurst
The village of Pinehurst is bringing the farm to the village center.
On Thursday, a farmers’ market is coming to the downtown business area of the village, giving residents and visitors the opportunity to buy local produce, meats, eggs and crafts.
Senior village planner Molly Russell said the village has been hoping to put a farmer’s market together for some time. Recently, the Village Council passed a text amendment to the Pinehurst Development Ordinance that makes a farmer’s market an allowable use in that area.
The market — called “Homegrown on the Village Green” — will take place on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. beginning on the 17th, running through August. The market will be on the south side of the sand parking lot on the green, toward the Theater Building.
The market will also feature local musicians. The McKenzie Brothers will be performing the first week.
“We want it to really bring a lot of people to the village core,” Russell said. “We’re encouraging businesses to stay open later, so it’s also a push to support the local food sources, musicians, businesses, the whole gamut.”
It’s a “grower-only” market, meaning that the vendors must grow and harvest the goods on their own property or property they lease. They are not allowed to buy from a larger market and resell the items.
The section of the sand parking lot where the market will be held will be closed on Thursdays.
The village is working through an existing group — the Sandhills Farmers’ Green Market — that currently runs markets at Sandhills Community College and in Aberdeen. Members of that group are welcome to participate in the market.
Any interested vendors are encouraged to contact the North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Carthage at (910) 947-3188. Musicians should contact Russell at (910) 295-1900.
Contact John Krahnert III by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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