Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2011: Elizabeth City Hub Farmers' Market News

Elizabeth City Hub Farmers' Market News: The Food and Nutrition Services of USDA will hold a FREE workshop for food retailers to fill out applications for FREE EBT card reader machines that let them accept SNAP program benefits (formerly known as food stamps). This will go on from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2011 in the Extension Center Auditorium in Pitt County, Greenville, NC. Contact Tom Campbell at 252-338-3954 for carpooling information. Any food retailer can apply for a FREE EBT card reader so they can accept SNAP electronic cards.

The area's first strawberries and asparagus have arrived in the new Elizabeth City Hub Farmers' Market at 405 Halstead Blvd. across from the Golden Corral Restaurant and beside Walgreen's. This market will become the hub of group support for entrepreneurs growing food, producing crafts, performing varied skilled services, manufacturing, making repairs and learning together about successful business practices in a supportive environment. It will be a place, too, for vendors and customers alike to learn about healthier means of living, conserving energy, making solar and wind energy, collecting and recycling rainwater, gardening 12 months a year, and learn ways to keep our bodies energetic and strong, no matter what our age.

This business incubator can serve to mentor our youth who dream of creating businesses with their talents, skills, and ideas. It serves as a place to nurture aspirations of persons of all ages who want to experiment with business grow where they can be appreciated and assisted towards success.

Please visit and click "like" on the market's facebook page:

While the market hours are not yet set in stone and will expand into weekdays. As more weekday hours are set, the local products you come to enjoy will be available to you with more regularity, and some producers who opt to leave product with the Hub Market sales staff can pursue other activities with their time.

Friday and Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm are definitely hours the vendors will keep right now, especially on Saturdays, after the Downtown Saturday Waterfront Market opens next weekend on Saturday, May 7.

Read about the downtown market here:

And don't forget, Saturday, May 21 is this year's NC Potato Festival. Read more here:

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