Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mills River Tailgate Market Looking for Vendors

For Immediate Release Subject: Mills River Farmer Market Looking For Nursery Operators
Media Contact: Jim Reed; Chair, Mills River Farmer Market 828-890-4105 The Mills River Farmers Tailgate Market is looking for nursery operators, and growers of shrubs, perennials, and ornamentals. If you are interested in selling to customers at our Market on Saturday mornings, 8 AM - 12 noon, please contact Jim Reed at 828-890-4105 or email at for further information.
MRFM started it's second season on May 8th and features locally grown meats, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs, craft items, goats milk cheeses, jelly, jams & relishes from more than a dozen local farmers, producers and market gardeners. Market hours are every Saturday from 8am - Noon at the Mills River Commons, 5046 Boylston Hwy, Mills River NC. The popularity of the market continues to swell. Earlier this year, the market featured a Tomato Festival that also featured local entertainment. The MRFM features farmers within a 50 mile radius of Mills River, an agricultural town that is 22 square miles in size, and home to approximately 6,600 residents minutes from Pisgah National Forest, Interstate 26, and the Asheville Regional Airport. Vendor space is limited, but the market is continuing to accept day use applications throughout the season. Email for an application or call Jim Reed, 828-890-4105.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.