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State Farmers Market: Coming Events!

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Greenhouse Vegetable Day, State Farmers Market, Raleigh
This celebration of greenhouse vegetables takes place Thursday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free greenhouse tomato sandwiches and recipes will be available.

Spring Farm and Equipment Consignment Auction, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, Colfax
This is a consignment auction for farm and construction equipment. A preview will be held Friday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19.

Gourd Day, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
Gourds aren’t just for the fall! On Saturday, April 19, come celebrate all things gourds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Farmers Area 1.

Herbal Thyme Herb Guild’s Herb Festival 2014, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
Learn more about selecting, planting, growing, harvesting and using herbs Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The herb guild will present programs on the many uses of herbs, including medicinal, culinary, decorative, aromatherapy and more.

Fire Safety Day, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
This public safety event is sponsored by the Colfax Fire Department on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greenhouse Vegetable Day, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
Stop by the market on Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get a free greenhouse tomato sandwich.

5th Annual Echo Carving Invitational, “Carving For The Cure,” Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
This annual event, sponsored by Echo Outdoor Power Equipment, Joe’s Tractor Sales, the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market and others features chainsaw carving. Chainsaw artists will show off their talents throughout the weekend and then pieces created during the event will be auctioned off to benefit Susan G. Komen Northwest NC.

Plan ahead for other market events:
May 1 – Strawberry Day, State Farmers Market
May 2 – Strawberry Day, Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
May 2-4 – 25th Spring Herb Festival, WNC Farmers Market, Asheville
May 30-April 1 – Spring Craft Fair, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
June 7 – Crawfish Day, State Farmers Market
June 19 – Blueberry Day, State Farmers Market

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