Market

The public is invited to a grand opening celebration Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. at the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market where they can enjoy refreshments, music, and as always, lots of home grown and homemade goodies.

The public is invited to a grand opening celebration Saturday at the Downtown South Boston Farmers Market where they can enjoy refreshments, music, and as always, lots of home grown and homemade goodies.

The market will be open beginning at 7 a.m. and remain open until the farmers sell out of vegetable plants, flowers, pork, eggs, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, cabbage, broccoli, beets, string beans, onions, potatoes, baked goods, jams and jellies, crafts and jewelry.

Activities include live music from the Blue Grass Five from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and door prize drawings.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition will do a cooking demonstration using produce bought on site at the market that morning, and coffee, lemonade and bottled water will be available.

The ice cream truck will available from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The Power of Produce sponsored by the Healthy Harvest Community Garden will be available for youth 18 years and younger. Youth are invited to eat two bites of the vegetable of the week and get $5 to spend at the market.

Virginia Cooperative Extension will be on hand all morning with the Master Gardeners help desk, and the South Boston Fire Department will be on hand with fire safety literature for the adults and giveaways for the kids.

The Halifax County-South Boston Library and the YMCA will have information booths as well.

The Farmers Market is located at 300 Broad Street in the parking lot behind Distinct Impressions and across from True Value.

Anyone interested in joining the market may call 434-489-7533 or email info@downtownsobo.com.