Fayetteville Farmers’ Market returns to the square Saturday

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One of the most anticipated days of the year in Fayetteville is coming up this weekend.

Opening day for the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is set for Saturday, March 31 on the Fayetteville square.

This year, opening day coincides with Easter weekend, and market officials are planning plenty of related activities during the first market of the year. The old Easter Bunny him(her?)self will make an appearance at the market, and will hang out for photos from 9 a.m. until noon.

A scavenger hunt / Easter egg hunt is also in the works, and participants will be in the running to win a handcrafted white oak basket from Gibson’s Baskets filled with local items from the market.

The market will open at 7 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m. After that, the market will be held every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For those who aren’t familiar, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market includes around 70 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, food trucks, 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.

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