DCHI Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

The DCHI (Dillon County Health Initiative) Pop-Up Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 2-8, 2020.

Our local celebration will be held on Monday, August 10 from 4-7 pm on the South Plaza in downtown Dillon. Come out to meet our vendors and enjoy the locally sourced products.
That Hartsville Bubble Guy will be entertaining from 5-7 p.m. There will be door prizes and treats throughout the market.
In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets — like all other small businesses — have been scrambling to continue operations for the farmers and communities that depend on them.
Market managers have been at the forefront of adapting rapid solutions and innovation to protect staff, customers, and community. When conventional food supply chains failed at the start of the pandemic, farmers markets and local food systems clearly displayed the resiliency of short supply chains and interest in local foods spiked nationwide.
National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, a membership-based 503(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports farmers markets nationwide through training, technical assistance, and network-building.
This year, the campaign is centered around the essential role that farmers markets play in the food system as demonstrated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The DCHI Pop-Up Farmers Market began in 2017, and currently hosts farmers selling a wide variety of products, including produce, beef, honey, baked goods, jellies, jams and preserves as well as local artisan offerings, and information on making healthy life choices. This year, the DCHI Pop Up market has worked hard to keep our vendors and shoppers safe through social distancing and hand sanitizing stations.
“Farmers markets are essential to the life and livelihood of millions of shoppers and tens of thousands of farmers.” says Ben Feldman, Executive Director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “But farmers markets don’t happen by accident. It takes the planning, organization, and execution of dedicated individuals and community organizations. That work is harder than ever and farmers markets and the vendors who sell at them need all the help they can get.”
For more information on the DCHI Pop Up Farmers Market visit www.rali-dchi.com or our FaceBook page Dillon County Health Initiative