We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom to learn about the planning & preparation that goes into opening Clarke County Farmer’s Market each season.

Market Manager Karie Griffin joined me on the Zoom screen to give me details about the location for the the 2021 market, how & who they hope to have as vendors, and the planning & pivot that went into making the 2020 season a success.

The market will open on May 1, 2021 and open each Saturday from 8am – 12pm (rain or shine) through October 2021 at 317 West Main Street in Berryville.

If you’d like to participate as a vendor, visit their website to apply online: http://www.clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com/become-a-vendor/

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClarkeVAFarmersMarket and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarkevafarmmkt/

The Clarke County Farmersʼ Market Association – a non-profit 501-C6 – manages a venue from May through October in downtown Berryville, Va., that offers fresh, local products; showcases local artisans and businesses; provides a community gathering place; and supports the Clarke County economy.

The market accepts vendors from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Vendors must submit applications prior to the start of each market season.

Market vendors sell the following: fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, bedding plants, cut flowers, dried flowers and wreaths, home-baked goods (without egg or cream base), local honey, herb vinegars, sweet cider, fresh and/or frozen meats and poultry, eggs, cheeses, properly-labeled home-processed preserves, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes , chutneys, soups, dips, sauces, fermented foods, teas, salves, soap, herbal medicines and artisan craft objects.