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Halifax Farmers Market grand opening set Saturday

Kicking off a new season of fresh produce in grand style, the Town of Halifax will hold its 5th Annual Town of Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the town’s Farmers Market.

 The event, to be held at the Farmers Market location on South Main Street, will include approximately 12 market vendors and onsite workshops and presentations from other various organizations along with local artists’ performances. 

 According to Town Assistant Denise Barksdale, vendors will be selling fresh produce, country sausage, goat, lamb, beef, goat cheese, fresh eggs, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, jams and jellies. 

Representatives from Halifax Regional Hospital Dietary Department will be on site hosting a cooking demo all day, and at 10 a.m. Hudson Heritage Farms also will host a cooking demonstration.

“What’s new this year is that we have both the hospital and Heritage Hudson Farms doing a cooking demo. We usually have one, but now we’re going to have two,” Barksdale said.

The Humane Society will hold an adopt-a-thon during Saturday’s event, while the Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop entitled “Gardening For a Lifetime.” 

At 9 a.m. Minerva the Halifax Library mascot will pay a visit to the festivities. 

Others participating in the grand opening include the Southern Meat Goat Association, Bright Meadows Farm and Danville Community College.

Throughout the day, the crowd will enjoy live performances by Kirsten Wellons and the Halifax Hillbillies.

“Kirsten is also new to the line up,” Barksdale said.

Those attending also will have opportunities to win door prizes provided by local businesses. Sponsors for the event range from businesses to charitable individuals, she added.

The public is invited to attend the 5th Annual Town of Halifax Farmers Market Grand Opening Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.