Mini-mobil-FARMERS” MARKET, behind the Herman Park Center at intersection of Herman St. and Pou St.– run by Karen Padgett (Karen.Padgett@waynegov.com)
So, it’s official! The Health Department and the City of Goldsboro have worked together to support the Mini Mobile Farmer’s Market! The market, which opens on Wednesday, May 19th, will be from 9:30a.m. until 2:30p.m. every Wednesday through November. The NEW SITE is just around the corner from the old site. The market will be on Herman St. behind the Herman Park Center where the road intersects with Pou St. It is a nice spot with room to expand. There is sufficient parking for vendors and patrons and I think it will allow for greater visibility while still being easily accessed by the clients of the Health Department and DSS. The City Council has graciously approved 6 canopies for purchase that will be set up and taken down weekly by the Parks and Recreation staff.
The original Health Department farmers’ market began in July of 2008. Initial funding came from the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch which passed the funding through to the Health Promotion Division of the Wayne County Health Department. The Mini Mobile Farmers’ Market is a small market that sets up every Wednesday from 10-3 in the County Office Building employee parking lot. There, anywhere from 2-7 farmers, sell local produce, baked goods, and canned items.
The market is operating weekly from the end of April through the end of November. Next year, plans are to operate from the end of June through the end of September. Ideally, the market will be absorbed by the return of a permanent market in Wayne County.
WEDNESDAYS (last Wed in April-last Wed in Nov.)
corner of Lionel and Ash: bring a bag, come support your local growers!