Columbus County Farmers Market Poised to Re-open on Saturday, November 17
Farm-to-Table Fundraiser Rescheduled for November 30
Although the Columbus County Community Farmers Market primary facility in Whiteville is still serving as the home of the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, local farmers and vendors are planning to re-open the farmers market on Saturday, November 17, just in time for the annual Collard and Cornbread Day special event. In fact, the Board of Directors has decided to combine the Collard & Cornbread event – one of the market’s most popular events – with Sweet Potato Day. The market has been closed since September 15, due to the impact of Hurricane Florence.
The mobile farmers market at Columbus Regional Healthcare System on Thursday afternoons will not re-open again until the 2019 season according to Farmers Market President Lindy Harold Shuman. “We appreciate the loyal support of our Farmers Market patrons and their understanding that we are at the mercy of the weather,” Shuman said.
In addition, the first-ever Columbus County “Farm-to-Table” dinner that was postponed due to the storm has been rescheduled for Friday, November 30, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 415 S Madison Street in Whiteville. Tickets for the fundraiser event for the farmers market are $40.00 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the market manager, Susie Rockel at (252) 588-0300.
The Columbus County Farmers Community Market is located at 132 Government Complex Road in Whiteville, near the Department of Social Services. Normal hours of operation are Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Thursdays from May through December.
For more information, visit www.columbuscountyfarmersmarket.com.