Brainerd Farmers Market Opens For 5th Season This Saturday

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market is celebrating its fifth season this Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Located across from Bi-Lo on Brainerd Road at 20 Belvoir Avenue, the Brainerd Community Farmers' Market 5th Season Celebration brings farm life to the market. Highlights include a plant sale, local organic and naturally grown produce, CSA information, food tastings and special guests - the baby lambs of Outback Farm.

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market is held from 10 a.

m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays from May 3rd through December 20, 2014. Local Farmers will present fresh naturally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, dairy and meat products. Bakers will present delicious artisan breads, sweets and pastries, and fine artists, musicians and craftsmen round out the festive market.

The Brainerd Community Farmers Market accepts EBT/ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Card purchases. In addition the market also accepts cash, credit and debit card purchases. Grace Episcopal matches EBT/SNAP food purchases at the Brainerd Community Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month. Outreach for this program is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. SNAP recipients may bring their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to the farmers market and obtain tokens which may be used to purchase fresh, local produce, dairy products, meat products, honey, preserves, baked goods, plants used to produce food at home and much more.

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