Bath County Farmer’s Market kicks off fifth season June 2

Hot Springs, VA – The fifth season of the Bath County Farmers Market starts Saturday June 2. On opening day twenty to twenty five vendors will be offering a variety of items for sale at the downtown parking lot in Hot Springs. Along with Beth Rogers, Mary Hodges organizes the market.

“We have some new vendors and those include a couple from Brownsburg that has natural meat,” says Hodges. “They have beef, pork and chicken and fresh eggs and homemade charcoal. Then we also have a woman from Mystical Silks in Marlinton, West Virginia who’s coming and she has beautiful hand painted silk scarves. We have a fellow from Goshen who has potted plants and culinary herbs for sale and this will be his first time at the market as well. We have a couple new jewelry makers, one that makes her jewelry, her earrings and so forth, out of feathers.”

At the market every Saturday you will find produce, fresh flowers, photography, knitted products and the alpacas from Diamond Triple C Ranch. There are also activities for children and food will be available prepared by Puff’s Maple Cooked BBQ. And there will also be live music.

“For the month of June, we’re very fortunate to have Daryl and Daryn Burkholder return,” says Hodges. “They are very popular in these parts. And we also have a new group, The Poison Bottom Boys from Rockbridge County, that’s very popular over in the Lexington area. Frank and Kathy Johnson are playing, Better N’ Nothin’ is playing and, of course, DJ Willie is coming back.”

You can check out the Bath County Farmers Market on Facebook. The market also has a website. You can sign up for a weekly newsletter, so you’ll know exactly what they have at the market on any given Saturday. And there’s a special event planned at the market in June.

“We are offering a special raffle all month long,” says Hodges. “And it’s a truckload of black gold, otherwise known as horse manure. And if you’d like to have a truckload, come and put your name in our raffle.”

The Bath County Farmer’s Market is held in the gravel parking lot in downtown Hot Springs on Saturdays from 9 to 1, June 2 through September 22.

“Volunteers are always in need and if you would like to volunteer your time on a Saturday, please get in touch with Beth or myself and we’ll put you on the calendar,” says Hodges. “And just a gentle reminder that the parking lot downtown is reserved for shopping only at the market. So after midnight on Friday, please remove your cars from the parking lot.”

For more information email or call 540-839-5846.

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Heather Niday

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