Brainerd Farmers' Market Opens May 3

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Brainerd Community Farmers' Market at Grace Episcopal will open for the fifth season on May 3 at 10 a.m. Across from Bi-Lo on Brainerd Road at Belvoir Avenue, the market will feature vendors with local organic and naturally grown produce, food products and artisan crafts.

The Brainerd Community Farmers' Market is held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays through Dec. 20. 

Local farmers will offer naturally grown produce, dairy and meat products. Bakers will present artisan sweets and pastries,and fine artists and craftsmen round out the festive market.

Grace Episcopal matches EBT/SNAP food purchases at the Brainerd Community Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month. The Brainerd Community Farmers' Market is will again be accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Cards at the Market. 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 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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