Fayetteville Farmers’ Market to open April 2 on the square

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The rain. The daffodils. The tiniest of buds starting to appear on the trees all over town.

If you look, signs are everywhere that spring is springing, and that means it’s almost time for the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market to open for the 2016 season.

The first outdoor market of the year is set for Saturday, April 2 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 S. College Ave., on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. They’ll continue to do so through March.

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