Friday, January 29, 2010

UPDATE: Let Them Eat Ice

Update: The Matthews Community Farmers Market will be closed Saturday because of weather.

From market manager Pauline Wood: "As weather predictions have become more dire, we felt it was in the best interest of our customers and vendors to skip it this time. Our next scheduled farmers' market is Feb. 13 from 8-10am."

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will be open, although several vendors have cancelled, including Gilcrest Natural Farm, Grateful Growers, New Beginning Farm and Lil Bit of Heaven, Laughing Owl Farm.

Market manager Frank Suddreth said the market will be open for anyone who can make it out, though. "We put out salt around the buildings and I turn the heat on about 3 o'clock in the morning."

The Davidson Farmers Market wasn't scheduled to be open this week. Their winter market is still planned for next Saturday.

If you need to stock up and you can wait a couple of days, several farms already plan to be at the Charlotte regional market from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday. Weather permitting, of course.