July 9 marks the kickoff of the eleventh year of Roanoke’s farmers markets. Held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon, through September 11, the market is a community event that brings neighbors and friends together. It also provides an opportunity to visit the shops.
Main Street is blocked off for the event and the street is lined with market carts, which are filled with fresh produce and unique goods.
The farm vendors will change throughout the summer as different vegetables and fruits become available. The fresh taste of homegrown produce, such as corn, tomatoes, berries, peaches and apples seem to bring visitors back, year after year.
Each week, there is also a bake sale fundraiser and some vendors sell locally-made crafts. The market features local entertainment and local pottery, painting and wood carvings.
July 9 also marks the kick-off the Roanoke Striders at 7:30 a.m. from Zent Commons. The Roanoke Striders hold Saturday morning walks through the community of Roanoke. Sponsored by Powers of One Yoga Studio, the goal is to encourage residents to get up, get moving, and reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.
A drawing for free merchandise and coupons from local businesses will take place after each walk. To join in, just show up at 7:30a a.m. at Zent Commons on the corner of First and Main. For additional information please call Valerie at 494-0222.
The Roanoke farmers market is made possible through the hard work and coordination of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with sponsorship from Bippus State Bank. Questions about the farmers market should be directed to Can Hoy at email@example.com.