Photo: Courtesy, Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Temperatures hit 70 degrees last week. Daylight savings time begins on Sunday. My seasonal allergies started last Thursday. In Fayetteville, all of these signs and signals can only mean one thing: It’s almost time for the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square.
The market will kick off the 2022 season with two Saturday “Spring Fling” markets on March 19 and 26, before opening the regular season on Saturday, April 2 on the downtown Fayetteville square. The two March markets will be open from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., and will include seasonal vegetables, meats, eggs and cheeses in addition to fresh cut flowers, artisan crafts and local bakery goods.
After that, regular Saturday markets will begin on April 2, also from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., with Tuesday walk-up markets set to begin on May 3. The Tuesday markets will be open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. through September.
In addition to the in-person walk-up markets, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market also accepts online orders that can be placed each week between 6 p.m. on Sundays and 6 a.m. on Wednesdays, to be picked up between 4:30-6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library’s south parking lot on School Avenue.
For those who aren’t familiar, the market includes around 70 vendors 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, and tons of people circling the square in the warm spring air while browsing all the locally-grown and handmade items.
For more information about the market, visit fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.