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South Boston Farmers Market hosts Community Cookout

SoVaNow.com / July 27, 2017
The Downtown South Boston Farmers Market continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a Community Cookout Saturday.

There will be lots of homegrown and homemade goodies from all the people you know and trust. The market will be open beginning at 7 a.m. until area farmers sell out of berries, cabbage, cantaloupes, watermelon, squash, zucchini, corn, cucumbers, mushrooms, peppers, eggs, meats, eggplant, jams, jellies and preserves, baked goods, honey, okra, string beans, new potatoes and purple hull peas.

Activities for the day include:

The South Boston Fire Department will be on hand 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. to show a fire truck up close as well as visit with firefighters and give some fire safety tips. They will have fire safety literature for the adults and giveaways for the kids.

The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Nathalie Gospel Choir will perform at 9 a.m.

There will be guided tours of the South Boston Farmers Market at 9 and 11 a.m. (complete with free shuttle transportation to the market). Goodie bags will be available for the first twenty people to register and sign up for the tours. Contact Maria Traynham with the Family Nutrition Program at 434-476-2147 to register.

Market Manager Ben Capozzi says, “We are so happy to host this event through the Eat Smart Move More Grant!”

From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., come enjoy lunch served by local elected officials. Members of the South Boston Town Council will be cooking up some hot dogs for your enjoyment. It’s a great chance to grab a free hot dog and a drink, meet your representatives, and chat about our wonderful community!

Maria Traynham with Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition will do a cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. Maria will prepare cole slaw and fruit salad using produce bought on site at the market that morning and bottled water will be available compliments of Grand Springs.


Virginia Cooperative Extension will be on hand all morning with the Master Gardeners Help Desk.


The Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT on Saturdays and you can stretch your dollars with Double Bucks thanks to our Double Bucks Sponsor Optima Health Family Care!

Capozzi says, “Head on over to the market on Saturday morning. Grab some delicious homegrown local goodies to take home and stay for our free community cookout! The market is a place for our community to gather around fresh, local food and we can’t wait to welcome everyone!”

The Farmers Market is located at 300 Broad Street in the parking lot behind Distinct Impressions and across from True Value.


Anyone interested in joining the market, call 434-489-7533


Buy Fresh...Buy Local!!

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