DCHI Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

DCHI Pop Up Farmers Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week from August 7-13, 2022. The market will be held Monday, August 8, 2022 from 4-7 pm on the South Plaza Downtown Dillon.

In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets — like all other small businesses — have evolved to continue operations for the farmers and communities that depend on them. Farmers markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers to create a fair and sustainable food system. Farmers markets are a hub for connection and collective action around shared values. National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, a membership-based 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 market operators play in our local food systems and in developing resilience in communities as hubs for local economies and connection.

“Farmers markets are abundant sources of food, connection and resilience in our communities across the country, but they don’t just happen on their own.” said Ben Feldman, Farmers Market Coalition Executive Director. “Behind the scenes of every successful farmers market is a dedicated team working to make the market thrive. These farmers market operators are experts who need community and financial support to run their markets and resources specifically designed for their needs.
Please join us on August 8 to celebrate National Farmers Market Week. There will be gifts for everyone and be sure to register for prizes that will be given away at the end of the day. If you The Dillon County Health Initiative’s Pop Up Farmers Market is in its fifth year of operation. haven’t been to the market, now is the time.

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