The Kingsport Farmers Market will join markets from across the country next week (August 7-13) in celebrating the 23rd annual National Farmers Market Week.
National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition – a nonprofit organization that supports farmers markets nationwide through training, technical assistance, and network-building.
This year, the campaign’s slogan is “Farmers markets don’t just happen,” which aims to highlight the importance of market operators and all of the work that takes place behind the scenes to make markets thrive in communities across the country.
“If you’ve not been to the Kingsport Farmers Market before, next week is the perfect time to pay us a visit,” said Market Manager Kristie Leonard. “We’ve got a wide variety of farmers, vendors and artisans and you might just be surprised by everything we have to offer.”
The Kingsport Farmers Market began in 1977 and currently hosts over 110 farmers and crafters selling an assortment products, from fresh produce to local meats, baked goods and handmade crafts. National Farmers Market Week is a celebration of these vendors and the benefits of having local produce and goods available to the Kingsport community.
To join in the celebration, be sure to snap a picture of you and your family at the farmers market and use the hashtag #farmersmarketweek on social media.
The Kingsport Farmers Market is currently open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. For more information about the market, visit www.kingsportfarmersmarket.org.