BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Farmers Market is up and running at Jawbone Park every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. through the end of October.
The Upshur County Farmers Market is a perfect solution for local farmers to provide homegrown, healthy produce and products to area shoppers. The market offers local fresh produce, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, crafts (handmade only), jams, jellies, baked goods and plants. The most popular products at the market are reportedly tomatoes, beans and corn. July is when local farmers say their produce really comes on and is ready for harvest and the market. Several local farmers have high tunnels, which enables them to provide produce earlier and later in the season.
The market currently has 12 vendors as of right now. Most vendors accept the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and Senior Vouchers through the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Vouchers can be picked up for qualifying participants through the Senior Center and WIC Office.
Be sure to support your local farmers and buy local! Thinking about participating and becoming a vendor, marketing, or just have questions regarding the Farmers Market? Visit the Buckhannon-Upshur Farmer’s Market Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BuckhannonUpshurFarmersMarket or call the Upshur County Extension Office at (304) 473-4208.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmers Market has cut back hours by eliminating Sundays, and recommends those who visit to wear masks and practice physical distancing guidelines. The market understands the current circumstances and is willing to work with individuals for curbside services at the park. To order in advance, contact the vendors specifically.