Main Street DeFuniak Springs Hosts Culmination Celebration for National Farmer’s Market Week
Main Street DeFuniak Springs joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week from August 7-13, 2022. Along with its regularly scheduled Farmer’s Market taking place on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the non-profit organization will host its Culmination Celebration from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The special event will include music by Christon Birge and Katie Spillman, along with free face painting by Uniquely Clever. This event in sponsored in part by the City of DeFuniak Springs.
In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets — like all other small businesses — have innovated to continue operations for the farmers and communities that depend on them. Farmers markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers which can work to create a more fair and sustainable food system. Farmers markets are a hub for connection and collective action around shared values.
National Farmer’s Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, a membership-based nonprofit organization that supports farmers markets nationwide through training, technical assistance, and network-building. This year, the campaign is centered around the essential role that farmers market operators play in our local food systems and in developing resilience in communities as hubs for local economies and connection.
The Main Street DeFuniak Springs Farmer’s Market began in June 2019, and currently hosts farmers, makers, and bakers selling a wide variety of products, including eggs, pasture raised beef, seasonal produce, jellies, preserves, baked goods, handcrafted woodwork, art and jewelry, candles and soaps, and a variety of plants and flowers.
This event is sponsored in part by the City of DeFuniak Springs.
Main Street DeFuniak Springs continues to grow its market. Interested vendors can find more information at https://mainstreetdfs.org/farmers-market/. Along with daily, monthly, and seasonal pricing, Main Street offers entrepreneurial pricing for school-aged youth with ambitions to start their own small business who want to showcase their goods at the market.