Beginning next week, the Lincoln County Farmers Market will expand to include another location, offering products from local farmers and artists in Lincoln and surrounding counties.
On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, the market will operate from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln County Department of Social Services, located at 1336 E. Main St. in Lincolnton
Another recent change is also underway at the markets this year, which now allow customers to purchase goods using debit cards and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), the electronic food-stamp card.
“We are really proud that several farmers will be able to accept debit cards and EBT as payment,” said Leigh Guth, Lincoln County Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent.
Vendors at both the downtown Lincolnton and Denver markets are also accepting electronic payments.
“It’s really easy to use,” said Guth. “Just see the market manager, swipe your card and receive wooden tokens to spend with the vendors accepting electronic payment.”
The markets will also be expanding their hours of operation during the peak summer months. Beginning in June, the Lincolnton market will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. The Denver location is expected to announce additional hours for its midweek market as well.
Updates to market locations, operating hours and current offerings can be found at www.lincolncountyfarmersmarket.orgor at the Lincoln County Farmers Market Facebook page. Customers can also sign up for a weekly “Fresh Finds” email by firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Guth at (704) 736-8462.