Strasburg farmers market set to open Saturday

STRASBURG – The Downtown Strasburg Farmers Market is set to begin its third season on Saturday morning.

Produce vendors and artisans are expected to peddle their wares at the market, which will open at 9 a.m.

Patti Mullin, the market organizer, said the Strasburg farmers market is a place where diversity comes together to enjoy a communal environment.

“font-weight: 400;”>”A lot of people come to this market, especially younger adults and tourists, to find locally grown or sourced fresh foods, flowers and products while connecting with their neighbors,”  Mullin said. “It really is a good time.”

Shoppers who stop by Saturday’s market might notice a shift in products sold due to the torrential rain that has dampened many farmers’ crops, hindering them from getting their assets to local markets.

Mullin said she expected this and is working to rectify this issue.

“We’re going to have to get a bit more creative in finding vendors,” she said. “I know personally the weather has made it almost impossible for me to get into my own gardens, which will affect my own crop. But we can’t control Mother Nature now. can we?”

Local produce will be brought in from other farmers markets within the area, filling a gap until local crops are available.

Mullin said she knows this is not an ideal solution.

“To fill our market and make it more enjoyable for the whole community, we’re asking individuals who are interested in being a part of it to contact us,” Mullin said. “The more the merrier.”

Like many farmers markets across the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Mullin said they want to meet the changing needs of their consumers.

Anyone interested in joining the market is asked to contact Janet Heishman or Patti Mullin at Pot Town Organics at 540-465-4444