Fayetteville Farmers’ Market to open April 4

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

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The snow has melted, the first buds of leaves have appeared on local trees, and temperatures near 70 degrees are in the forecast in Fayetteville this week. It must be almost time for the Farmers’ Market.

The first outdoor market of the 2015 season is set for Saturday, April 4 on the Fayetteville square.

After that, the market will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

For those who aren’t familiar, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market includes around 60 vendors each year selling all kinds of locally-grown flowers, produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, plants, and arts and crafts.

In addition, there are typically musicians performing on each corner, community groups passing out brochures, politicians kissing babies, and tons of people circling the square in the warm spring air while browsing the locally-grown awesomeness.

It’s one of the best things about Fayetteville.

You don’t have to wait that long to get your fix of local veggies, meats, and more, however.

Several vendors from the market have been setting up a winter market inside Jefferson Center, located at 612 South College Ave., on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. They’ll continue to do so through March 28.

For more information about the local market, visit fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.