CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Winter Blues is back! The indoor farmers market makes its return on Saturday, February 25. More than 60 vendors from across West Virginia will be on hand to sell products grown and sourced right here in the Mountain State. The event takes place at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center from 1-5 p.m. It is free for the public to attend.
“The pandemic and supply chain issues highlighted the importance of local agriculture in regard to food security and economic development,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “The Winter Blues Farmers Market serves an opportunity for agribusinesses to feature their local goods to consumers, as well as further create resilient food systems. Don’t miss your chance to support local agriculture and its producers.”
The market will feature everything from soap to salsa, fresh vegetables and fruits to pure, West Virginia maple syrup. Shoppers will have the chance to talk to vendors and find out how they grow, make or produce their goods. Many vendors will also be sampling their products.
In 2022, the total sales for the Winter Blues Farmers’ Market topped $60,000. Winter Blues is sponsored by the WVDA and the WVU Extension Small Farm Center and is held in conjunction with the West Virginia Small Farm Conference held February 22-25.
For more information about the Winter Blues Farmers Market, contact the WVDA Business Development Division at email@example.com or 304-558-2210.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials who sits on the Board of Public Works.