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Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living Focus of Farmers Market Opening Day

Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living Focus of Farmers Market Opening Day

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will kick off the 2016 market season on Saturday by focusing on health, nutrition and sustainable living.

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will host its grand opening Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. During the growing season, there is a bounty of fruits and vegetables, and the market’s goal is to familiarize people with those products so they may learn how to better utilize the healthy and nutritional aspects of farmers market shopping. Market vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisan products, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

The theme of opening day market will be “Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living.”

Kids activities will offer children the chance to learn about pollinators and plants. Games will be provided along with a scavenger hunt with prize giveaways.

Barry Bianchi will entertain attendees with wonderful bluegrass music, and Linda Hyder from University of Tennessee Extension of Sevier County will test pressure canner lids for efficiency and safety. Folks can bring their pressure canner lids to be tested from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is located in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road and is held every Saturday through October from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The market is pleased to offer EBT/SNAP services for area residents.

For more information about Gatlinburg Farmers Market, visit www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com or email at [email protected] The Gatlinburg Farmers Market has vendor openings and internship positions still available for the upcoming season. Please visit the website for applications.

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