Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market opens for new season
The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market is brought to you by your local farmers and Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.; the longest running and most successful market in the Culpeper area. A review of its history begins in the late 1950s at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises when Raymond Kite started our first modern day farmer’s market.
In the early 1990s, the market moved into town setting up along Main Street and then later shifted to its present location at the East Davis Street parking lot located in the Depot district.
The market is open every Saturday, running the last Saturday of April – April 26 this year -- through the Saturday before Thanksgiving Nov. 22 from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Nestled at the end of Davis Street, the market offers a one-stop shop for all things local.
“Culpeper Renaissance’s goal is to enhance community life in downtown Culpeper by bringing residents and local growers together in a market setting that is friendly, fun and packed full of quality local products,” says CRI President Kelsey Carlson. Tom Hennaman will return for a seventh season as the market manager. Tom has created an exciting atmosphere with local musicians playing in the background while familiar faces peruse the market in search of fresh produce. Local artists display handmade arts and crafts for all to enjoy.
The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market will feature more than 30 vendors this season. Be certain to stop by the market to pick up locally grown produce while supporting regional farmers. There is no doubt that the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market has become a destination on Saturday mornings, creating quite an attraction for the downtown district.
Stroll through the market for locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, and vibrant flowers. Taste the very best farm fresh eggs, delicious baked goods, locally raised beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and much more. Buy Fresh! Buy Local! You’ll be amazed by what’s around!
For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance or market manager Tom Hennaman at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at www.culpeperdowntown.com . Become a fan of Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CulpeperFarmersMarket to check out the latest offerings and information on the market.