Downtown Pop Up Farmers' Market Returns to 140 West Plaza!

Downtown Pop Up Farmers' Market Returns

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation is delighted to announce its 2016 Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market. Beginning August 25 and running through October 27, the Downtown Pop Up Market will once again be set up on the plaza at the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street (140 W. Franklin Plaza). The market will be open on  Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm.
 

The Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market will feature many favorite vendors from the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market’s Tuesday and Saturday markets held at University Place. T5 Farms will be back along with Loaf Bakery, Mystery Brewing, Chappell’s Peaches and Apples, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. Joining them will be Fickle Creek Farm, Prodigal Farm and Pomegranate Kitchen. Carolina Farmhouse Dairy and Lo & Behold will be rounding out the line-up. Adding to the festivities each week will be craft vendors, musicians and maybe a food truck or two.
 
You can expect to find farm products such as heirloom tomatoes, okra, peppers, squash, sweet potatoes, apples and fresh herbs as well as locally and sustainably raised pork, chicken, beef and eggs. Artisanal products will include baked goods, savory pastries and stews, breads, beer, cheeses, yogurt, kefir and coffee, as well as natural body care products, all produced within 60 miles of Chapel Hill.

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Stop by the market tent to purchase tokens with your EBT, debit or credit cards. The Chapel Hill Farmers Market also offers “Fresh Bucks”, a healthy food incentives program to increase access to locally grown, fresh produce for customers with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The program will match SNAP/EBT benefits dollar for dollar (up to $10) per customer per market day. And we will also have FREE one hour parking vouchers available for the customers that park in the 140 West Parking Garage! Listed as Lot #10 at www.parkonthehill.com 
 
There’s no better way to strengthen your local community than to shop and eat locally! By visiting the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market you support our local farmers as well as businesses and community members.  Also, you support yourself by providing healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food for you and your family.
For more information visit www.thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com. Contact Braedyn Mallard, 919-533-9496, farmersoforange@gmail.com and Kate Underhill, 919-444-3471, chapelhillmarketassistant@gmail.com.
The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is working to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.  Learn more at www.downtownchapelhill.com/about-chdp.