7th Avenue Local Farmers’ Market September 2
Posted on 8.21.12
Photos from TARA LEDBETTER
Choose healthy and locally-grown foods for the upcoming weeks’ meals and also mingle with the growers themselves at the Historic 7th Avenue Local Farmers’ Market in Hendersonville on Sunday, September 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Maple Street in front of the old Train Depot, Henderson County farmers and other local natural and organic growers will be selling their fruits, vegetables, jellies/jams, dairy products, meats, bakery goods, and more.
Take a break from the NC Apple Festival that will also be occurring this Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville and head over to the market and historic district.
The Apple Valley Model Railroad display and historic train depot (circa 1902) will also be available to transport you back to the early 20th century when 7th Avenue East blossomed from the train’s emerging presence. At that time, railroad and store workers began to seek housing nearby and 7th Avenue East would soon see the rise of dry goods stores, service stations, café, and others. However, by the end of the twentieth century, the street started to decline in popularity because of the train’s discontinuation and the construction of Four Seasons Boulevard.
The Historic Seventh Avenue District, Inc. (HSAD), through an active partnership with the City, coordinates district projects and activities in the area of beautification and design, economic development, safety, and promotions.
Visitors can take this great opportunity to stroll along Seventh Avenue or Locust Street and become acquainted with all the exciting new businesses that have become part of the growing Historic Seventh Avenue district.
Vendor spaces for the farmers’ market are limited; if you are a vendor interested in having a space, register at 7thavehvl.com. Sponsors of this event include Duke Energy, City Tire Service, Underground Baking Company, Hendersonville Co-Op, ASAP, WTZQ, and WHKP.
Come and experience the culinary and community-building advantages of buying local!