The Floyd Farmers Market has been going strong for over a decade, and it is finally time for more growth. Under SustainFloyd’s leadership there are some exciting expansions to look forward to in 2021!
The Saturday market has become an important regular event in downtown Floyd. In response to increased interest from vendors and a strong base of local customers, the market will be expanding its footprint to include space at the Village Green on market Saturdays. Planning has begun for a covered area and this space will become the new home for craft vendors, unique specialty products, and the live music that customers have come to expect as part of the Farmers Market experience.
At the start of the pandemic, Floyd Farmers Market worked quickly to offer product online as a safer shopping option. This year, that addition will become permanent and the market will have its own online sales platform at floydfarmersmarket.luluslocalfood.com. To make the pick-up experience more convenient, preorders will be available at the community pavilion on Thursday evenings from 4:00 – 8:00pm.
Plans are also underway to host a second, smaller market under the pavilion on Thursday evenings, in the hopes of helping more of our community gain access to the products on offer via both pre-order and in-person sales. This experimental weekday market will start small, but there are big hopes for growth and opportunity in this space. The first Thursday market day and pre-order pickup window will be on May 6th (following the season’s first Saturday market).
All of these expansions are being undertaken to contribute to the Floyd Farmers Market’s foundational goal – to develop a local food economy that serves growers, consumers and community health. Keep an eye on this site and the Floyd Farmers Market Facebook page for more information about the market’s growth and what’s being offered each week.
Thursday Market/Preorder Pickups Schedule
May: 6, 13, 20, 27
June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August: 5, 12, 19, 26
September: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 14, 21, 28
November: 4, 11, 18