The 2014 Crozet Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 3, in its traditional location, the now-renovated parking lot of Crozet United Methodist Church (CUMC).
The Crozet market is a growers/producers market that gives vendors the opportunity to sell their locally grown produce and handcrafted goods to the public. Market hours are 8 a.m. till noon every Saturday through mid-October.
Reminders have been mailed to past vendors, and new vendors are welcome.
Market manager Al Minutolo offered special thanks to the Tabor Presbyterian Church for hosting the market in 2013 and to everyone in the community who supports the market throughout the year.
The market was very successful in 2013, he said, and proceeds from sales were returned to the community through donations to the Crozet United Methodist Church food pantry and Tabor Presbyterian Church’s soup program.
The market offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, bedding plants, vegetable starts, cut flowers, homemade baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, woodcraft and pottery.
A popular feature is the Horticulture Help Desk (HHD), staffed by volunteer Piedmont Master Gardeners every second and fourth Saturday. The master gardeners are available to answer questions about horticultural practices, plants and their diseases, and pest control, with the aim of safeguarding against adverse effects on people and the environment.
You’re welcome to bring samples of pests or problem plants for the HHD to inspect.
Make the market part of your Saturday morning.
For more information, call Minutolo at 434-823-1092.