Franklin Farmers Market kicks off

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Downtown Franklin Association

Summer’s here and the time is right for Virginia grown fruits and vegetables and more at the Downtown Main Street Farmers Market.

In order to get the season going, a kick-off event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

In addition to regular vendors, the Market will offer fresh seafood including shrimp, tuna, salmon; grass-fed beef; honey; jams; eggs; salad mixes; vinegars; dry-rubs; homemade soaps; cut flowers; heirloom tomatoes and blueberries; and all other items in season.

Bear Path Acres Animal Education Center will be on site, as well as other activities for children. Including free balloons, tattooing, coloring stations and apple stamping.

Concessions will also be available including ice cream, hot dogs, french fries, cold drink, Italian sausage, hamburger and chicken.

The weekly cruise-in will also be going on while the farmers market is kicking off.

The Saturday market is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well and is located at 210 South Main Street.

For additional information, call the Downtown Franklin Association office at 562-6900 or visit us online at