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Saturday's Local Food Fest Includes A Food Drive – Transylvania County, NC


July 11, 2019

It’s Local Food Fest at the Transylvania Farmers’ Market this Saturday and that means a delicious morning with local produce and recipe samples, sampling of vendor products, free face painting and fun activities for the kids and live music by Chris Wilhelm and Friends.

That morning:

•Sample lots of vendor products, taste the results of healthy cooking demos and take home recipes.

•For the kids: enjoy free face painting, taste and vote for your favorite veggies, and guess the mystery veggies.

•The farmers’ market will be holding a food drive for Sharing House during their Local Food Fest. Bring these shelf-stable items so that they can help keep their pantry full this summer:

•Canned tuna

•Soups (especially cream soups)

•Canned pasta (ravioli, etc.)

•Canned fruit (pineapple and peaches are always a hit)

•Canned vegetables and canned beans.

The market also runs a weekly program with Sharing House and customers can purchase eggs, fresh produce and other foods and donate them at the Market Info Booth each Saturday. Items are delivered directly to the Sharing House pantry in Brevard.

At the Cooperative Extension booth, join Shannon Lally with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension on healthy habitats as she talks about community volunteer opportunities. The focus of this booth will be to provide information on volunteer and other community engagement opportunities surrounding environmental stewardship. Organizations like RiverLink, Hemlock Restoration Initiative, MountainTrue, Conserving Carolina and other organizations will be represented.

With a focus on the bounty that Transylvania County has to offer, the market has more than 60 vendors offering fresh, locally-grown produce, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, cheeses, vinegar and mustard, fermented products, fresh juices, pickles and barbecue sauces, mushrooms, plants, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, jams and jellies, breakfast and lunch items, prepared foods, and a variety of handcrafted and artisan items from local producers. Throughout the season, the market hosts a kids’ corner, weekly music and events.

The Transylvania Farmers’ Market is located in Brevard behind Comporium at the corner of Johnson and Jordan streets. It is open on Saturdays through November from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Visit the website at


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