Farmers’ Market

May 27 through September 30, 2020

EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 2, 2020

Wednesdays from 8AM – 1PM

NEWS: ADDING A SATURDAY

FARMERS’ MARKET IN OCTOBER!

 

The Farmers’ Market at Poplar Grove provides an opportunity for local growers and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers. The market strives to promote local farmers & the use of local products, provide the local community with an opportunity to get to know their farmer, their baker, their artisan, maker, and educate the public on the history of agriculture at Poplar Grove.

TO HELP CREATE A SAFE AND EFFICIENT SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AND MINIMIZE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 DURING PHASE 2, THE FARMERS’ MARKET WILL BE A WALK-THROUGH MARKET ONLY.  PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF VENDORS AND CUSTOMERS DURING THE REOPENING PHASE OF THE ECONOMY, THE GROUNDS, MANOR HOUSE AND STABLES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

WE SO LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR FARMERS, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ONCE AGAIN! 

One of the special qualities of a Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the farmers growing and producing fresh produce, landscaping & bedding plants, or meeting herbalists growing herbs and mixing scented salves and oils, bakers creating homemade cookies and desserts, and artisans making handmade soaps, cutting boards, jewelry, and accessories for home, hearth and garden.

Within the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Poplar Grove is first and foremost a museum complex dedicated to education, preservation and conservation. We will create opportunities to:

1) reflect upon the historical practices of a self-sustaining farm through the history enslavement, tenant farming, legislation, technology, and the heritage arts

2) promote the values and traditions of local communities and cultural landscapes as it reflects past, present and future human activity

3) initiate meaningful dialogue that builds upon the values of respect, empathy, cultural diversity, multiple perspectives, and democratic principles

4)  share the significance and spirit of place as a shared resource by preserving the natural habitat and architectural harmony indigenous to the lower Cape Fear region

The museum complex can be explored during market hours by purchasing tickets and memberships. Adjacent, and operated independently from Poplar Grove, is the Abbey Nature Preserve, with trails open and free to the public year-round.

Join us every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM between May 27 and September 30, 2020. 

For market updates, possible changes to the market schedule and information about weekly market products, please visit our Facebook page: Facebook/FarmersMarketPoplarGrove.  Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us and share!

Vendor Information

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, please review the Fees, Rules, Regs and the By-Laws to determine eligibility for the market. Applications for 2020 is now. Please note that all returning vendors must fill out an application. Click here for Farmers’ Market APPLICATION 2020.

Farm Advocacy Resources & Information

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Green & Sustainable Resources & Information

Going Green Publications

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Gardening Expertise

The Pender County Master Gardeners (PCMG) hold a free Plant Clinic the 2nd Wednesday of each month at their Ask a Master Gardener booth. Stop by their booth for answers to your garden-related questions. You can also bring in plants for identification or diagnosis of plant and garden problems. View the Greenhouse managed by the PCMG and check out their efforts in the Herb Garden and Ornamental Garden by the Basket Gallery.

School Visits and Camp Programs

School groups and camp programs are welcome to visit the market. However, as a school-sponsored activity, educators must register. Please see our DAILY TOURS tab for School Programs. To Market To Market – Food, Farm & Fun! is Program 4 with more information. 

Teachers are required to register their classes to ensure that everyone has a safe, educational and enjoyable visit. Contact Felicia Greene at felicia@poplargrove.org, or call 910-686-9518 x103. Before your visit, please use this guide to prepare school groups:  Five Dos and Don’ts at the Farmers Market

Every Wednesday is Family Day at the Market!

Community groups and local non-profit agencies are invited to have an educational or informational booth at the Farmers’ Market any Wednesday during our months of operation. Please contact the Suzette Cooper, Market Manager, for more information: suzette@poplargrove.org.

Poplar Grove is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Your contribution is tax deductible and helps to keep vendor fees competitive and cost effective and supports our local growers and producers by providing an outdoor retail space to share their produce, knowledge and skills.  

House tours, facility rentals, events and festivals as well as your donations help keep vendor fees affordable, enable educational programming and special activities, and supports our mission of education, conservation and education.

Thank you!