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Expanded hours for farmers markets

LTN reports

One of the best ingredients of summer is tasty, fresh, locally grown produce. For consumers in the Denver and Lincolnton area, the options for locally grown food are going to expand in June with mid-week hours for the Lincoln County Farmers Markets.
To kick off the summer, the Lincoln County Farmers Market in Downtown Lincolnton will be adding Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting June 5, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. to their regular Saturday schedule.
Lincolnton has been hosting up to 10 vendors every Saturday this spring with local fruits, vegetables, bakery goods, eggs, plants, herbs and sausage.  The Downtown Lincolnton market is conveniently located at 225 West Water Street, Lincolnton. Electronic payments of EBT, debit and credit cards will be accepted starting the middle of June.
In addition to Saturdays, the Lincoln County Farmers Market at Denver will add its first ever mid-week market starting June 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.  The market will run every Wednesday evening, except July 4, through August 15.
On August 15, the Denver market will host a farmers market dinner catered by Harvest Moon Grille as part of the annual Farm City Week celebration; tickets will be available through NC Cooperative Extension. The Denver market is a destination market offering local foods, crafts and a variety of local grown meats with over thirty-five vendors participating during the spring.
The Denver market is located on the campus of Rock Springs School at 3633 Hwy 16 North in Denver.
For more information on becoming a vendor or a customer at either market, check www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.
com, Facebook at Lincoln County Farmers Market, or contact Leigh Guth, North Carolina Cooperative Extension family and consumer sciences agent, at 704-736-8461.

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