ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Farmers’ Market Association says it’s planning an exciting market season for 2016, beginning with opening day on Saturday, April 30 on Harrington Square.
The market will have the same locations and hours as in 2015 —8 a.m. to noon Saturdays on the square and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the parking lot of the Richmond County Human Services Building at 125 Caroline St.
Organizers say the Rockingham Farmers’ Market will offer values on fresh, local produce and artisan crafts and goods. This year, the market will feature more local bakery items, eggs and more new vendors.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit cards are accepted at both farmers’ market locations, and Area of Richmond Transit is providing transportation free of charge to the Wednesday market.
For more savings, Pee Dee Electric Cooperative members can show their Co-op Connections cards for a $2 discount at the farmers’ market that day.
On Wednesdays, the ART buses will start their rounds at 3:15 p.m. and the last bus will leave the market at 5:30. The stops are:
• Hamlet Housing Authority, 400 E. Columbia, Hamlet
• Memorial Park, King Street and Spring Street, Hamlet
• East Rockingham Poll, 135 Sixth St., Rockingham
• Old Sara Lee/Aleo plant, 30 Fifth St., Rockingham
• Rockingham Housing Authority, Rockingham Road, Rockingham
Vendors are still needed for the 2016 season. For an application or for more information, contact market manager Laura Greene at email@example.com or Susan Kelly at 910-997-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.