CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After months of waiting, opening day is finally here for the Christiansburg Farmers Market!
The Christiansburg Farmers Market will take place at 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from May 20 through Oct. 28.
Due to construction, the farmers market will open at a temporary site in the parking lot for the Christiansburg Recreation Center.
“Market staff will monitor customer density and restrict entry to the market as needed to ensure there is ample room for social distancing,” the Christiansburg Farmers Market wrote on the Facebook event description for opening day. “We will also enforce social distancing guidelines by spacing vendors six feet apart.”
Here is a list of the vendors the Christiansburg Farmers Market says will be at opening day on Thursday, May 20:
- Aloha Eddie sells various snow cone flavors and soft serve ice cream.
- Bent Mountain Barbeque, which is a sweet and slightly spicy homemade sauce.
- Bird and Hopper Farm is a small, sustainable farm that grows open-pollinated vegetables, raises sheep and goats, and offers unique workshops and events.
- Buffie’s Kitchen is known for its variety of cookies and pet treats.
- Carley’s Kettle Corn brings a family favorite that is made on-site.
- Cavalier Farm, owned and operated by Teresa and Bruce Caldwell offers various meats — including their famous grass-fed/grass-finished beef, pastured pork and chicken, and pastured brown eggs — as well as fresh, naturally grown produce from garden plots.
- Children’s Advocacy Center of the New River Valley is a program of Children’s Trust providing forensic interviewing and advocacy services to the New River Valley.
- Down in the Valley Egg Soaps produces handmade, all-natural soaps made with farm fresh eggs for creamy lather and great skin benefits. This week’s soaps scents include lilac, lemongrass, clove leaf, orange crème, cinnamon leaf, rose, lemon drop, and cedarwood.
- Bunn Farms from Pulaski County will have a wide-range of meats available for purchase.
- Gracious Day Grains — a field-to-oven grain endeavor focusing on Heritage and Landrace varieties and artisan milling — will feature products such as grits or Polenta from Wapsie Valley corn grown by GDG, cornmeal mix, pancake mix, buckwheat/millet, Turkey Red Winter and NuEast Red Winter wheats, rye flour, and popcorn.
- Granny Bean’s Confections “sells a mix of sweet and savory goodies just like grandma,” according to Christiansburg Farmers Market. This includes old fashioned hard candy, caramels, sugar and cinnamon mini doughnuts and pops, pralines, dill pickle mix, Texas trash, holiday whoopie pies and popcorn balls.
- Heavenly Hill Honey is a trusted source of honey and elderberry syrup from their licensed and inspected in-home kitchen by the Virginia Department of Agriculture Consumer Services.
- Jim’s Wood Turning offers a unique perspective on handcrafted items, ranging from wooden bowls to vases.
- KDR Art Studio brings a wide range of art, jewelry and unique gifts to the market.
- Lens Crafts produces custom wooden rings, earrings, and pendants with gemstones.
- Magnolia Lane Farms LLC of Rural Retreat specializes in local field grown flowers, which will be sold by the stem, by the bucket, and for special occasions. Vegetable plants, such as tomatoes, will also be available.
- Piemonte Provisions makes handcrafted nut butters, jams, and preserves using local ingredients raised near their home in the Virginia mountains.
- SNS Stitching makes handmade items, ranging from phone holders to jewelry.
- Space Rabbit Coffee Co. serves different varieties of both iced and hot coffee.
- TruHarvest Farms brings fruits and vegetables — along with many CBD products — to the market.
- Jane Swing’s Creations will have homemade sewn items like masks, aprons, etc.
- United Way of the New River Valley will offer t-shirts to youngsters while supplies last.
- The Beast of the Streets Pizza, Wings, Italian Ice and Gelato food truck will be at the farmers market this week.
- Virginia Cooperative Extension – Montgomery County Master Gardener Program will be on site to provide advice and free seeds.
However, customers are encouraged to use online ordering whenever possible during the Christiansburg Farmers Market season.