Weekly farmers market returns with local produce, artisanal goods and new surprises.
The weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. Sounds like the perfect ingredients to launch the Columbia County Farmers Market. Beginning on March 7, the Farmers Market will be held at Evans Towne Center Park from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Thursday through October 24.
Each week local residents can browse vendors’ stands for goods such as locally grown produce, meats, dairy products, honey, jams and jellies, pickled foods, soaps and candles. Market-goers can pick up menu ideas that showcase locally grown products, and a food truck will be onsite each evening of the market. Entertainment will include live music and a kids’ fun zone.
On the first Thursday of each month, a beer and wine tent, along with a Make It at the Market activity, will be offered. The cost of making the craft will vary according to the project. The market is designed to give residents “a reason to bring the family out and enjoy the park once a week,” says Cassidy Harris, the county public relations manager.
The fun will continue at the park March 9 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the county’s “Saturday Cinema” free movie night. A food truck, kids’ fun zone and more will be available as well.
If You Go:
What: Columbia County Farmers Market
When: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Every Thursday, March 7 – October 24
Where: Evans Towne Center Park
How Much: Free admission
More Info: evanstownecenterpark.com