Wednesday, November 25, 2009

City Kicks Off Holiday Season at 17th Street Farmers' Market

The 17th Street Farmers’ Market will kick off the holiday season with the 11th Annual Holiday Market on Friday, November 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature local crafters, artisans, food vendors and live entertainment.

The 17th Street Farmers’ Market will have Frasier Fur trees available for the “Virginia’s Finest” Christmas tree sale. These trees are grown on the mountains of Floyd County in southwestern Virginia and are known as some of the finest Christmas trees in the region. The Christmas trees are priced at $37 for 6 to 7 foot trees and $47 for 7 to 8 foot trees. The Christmas tree sale will continue to December 13, or as supplies last.

Holiday Market proceeds benefit the 2010 17th Street Farmers’ Market children’s garden program. The program provides funding for local children to purchase seeds and plants for a new children’s garden in the spring of 2010.

The market is regularly open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the 11th Annual Holiday Market, call the 17th Street Farmers’ Market at (804) 646-0477 or visit www.17thstreetfarmersmarket.com.

Contact: Michael Wallace, (804) 646-2772