- The Winter Blues
Farmers’ Market will be returning to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention
Center Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1-5 p.m. The market will feature local food
products and is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture
(WVDA) and the WVU Extension Small Farm Center and is held in conjunction
with the West Virginia Small Farm Conference.
“The Winter Blues
Market is a great opportunity for consumers to access high-quality, locally
produced products while supporting the state’s agricultural community,”
said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “This is one of the
premier local food events in the state, and we hope to see everyone in the
Great Kanawha Valley area come out.”
Admission is free
and over 50 of the state’s top food producers will be on hand with
everything you need to bring a taste of summer back to your table.
Available to shoppers will be fresh, indoor grown produce, breads, a
variety of frozen meats and a cornucopia of canned and preserved items.
There will also be candy and confections, pet treats, corn meal and CBD
products, along with bath and body items.
“If you want to
shop the best selection, arrive early. Historically, large crowds come early and there is a chance
vendors may sell out their “West
Virginia Grown” food items quickly,” Leonhardt said. “Regardless of what
you are looking for, it is vital that we back our homegrown farmers which
puts money right back into our communities.”
The West Virginia
Small Farms Conferences runs Feb 19-22 and offers numerous educational
sessions on an extensive variety of agricultural topics. The goal of the
conference is to help food producers operate efficiently and profitably by
providing reliable, tested knowledge about current trends, needed skills
and the latest production and operation information.
for information about the Small Farms conference.