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Farmers Market swings into spring

SoVaNow.com / April 03, 2014
The Town of Halifax Farmers Market will Swing Into Spring with its first annual indoor Spring Bazaar on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The market will be a buzz with our local farmers, artisans, crafters and home based businesses.

Hudson Heritage Farms will have a new batch of goat and lamb, plus pork sausage, and beef. Also at the Hudson Heritage booth, not only will you enjoy fresh hot samples but you will be able find and purchase a special treat with Ashton Hall’s Cheese Wafers and Springfield Farm’s Mustards.

Country Charm Farm Spring Photos! Just in time for Easter or that special Mother’s Day gift. We will be set up to take beautiful Spring/Easter photos at the Halifax Farmers Market on April 5th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Create that special memory by having your Spring pictures taken with some of our adorable, friendly, miniature kid goats. Your children will love it! Come prepared, you may even want a photo of your own! Call or email Lisa today to reserve a time slot. (434) 446-2130, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Country Charm Farm will also have available for purchase some their wonderful goats milk soaps and lotions along with handcrafted items.

Simple Grace Farms will have soaps, shampoo bars, lotions, body scrubs, garden railroad bugs, horseshoe infinity knots, horseshoe door knockers, wine cork trivets, and fresh eggs for sale! ANZ’s Farms will have baby bunnies for sale along with goat/rabbit berry all natural fertilizer in small burlap bags. Marigold Farms, a hobby farm will be featuring all things Herbal, including ME ME’s STUFF, herbs & herbals, salve products and healthy baked items. Huisman Farm & Flowers will have homemade candies along with candy bouquets and baked goods. Great Oak Farm will have pork, eggs, and veggies.

Naturally Artistic Dog Grooming will be on site offering free doggie nail clipping (small dogs only). Halifax County Humane Society will be hosting an adopt-a-thon. Southside Virginia Herbal Society will have a great display of biblical herbs for all to enjoy. Be sure to stop by and visit some of our local informational booths including the Halifax County Library, Benchmark Community Bank, and Berry Hill Health & Rehab.

Along with our local farmers there will be 30 + vendors Our home based businesses on site for the Spring Bazaar will include Origami Owl Jewelry, Paparazzi, Thirty One, Scentsy, Celebrating Home, Tastefully Simple, Grace Adele, and Pampered Chef & More. For more information on the Town of Halifax Farmers Market or to become a Farmers Market vendor call 434-476-2343 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


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