The public health farmers market will begin welcoming buyers and sellers for its ninth annual season starting June 3rd.
HICKORY: Offering fresh, local food, Catawba County’s public health agricultural market returns for its ninth season on June 3rd.
As local summer crops begin to mature, the main goal of the market is to provide a safe and comfortable way for people to buy and consume fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm. It is open to the public weekly and accepts cash vouchers, debit cards, SNAP / EBT, WIC and farmers for seniors.
The market runs every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June through September. It is held, weather permitting, in the public health front parking lot at 3070 11th Ave. Drive SE, Hickory. Located next to Fairgrove Church Road, behind Catawba Valley Medical Center, the market has ample parking and is accessible by Greenway bus.
“The market improves everyone’s individual and community health by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables and we are thrilled to provide a safe and comfortable way for people to increase their consumption of healthy foods,” said Julie Byrd, Catawba County Public Health Women and Child Health Administrator. “Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we hope the market will continue to be a great source of healthy food for our community, as good nutrition is a staple for a healthy body.”
The market launched COVID-19 precautions last year and will follow these security measures this year to continue to protect buyers and sellers: