A “delicious” summertime tradition returns to Knightdale Station Park on Saturday, May 14, as you can support your local farmers and businesses while picking up some of the freshest produce you will find anywhere at the Farmers Market in Knightdale
Striving to give area vendors an outlet to supply local residents with the best seasonal produce around as well as high quality handmade and homemade goods, while giving them a greater awareness of local agriculture and a place to sell their goods, the Farmers Market in Knightdale runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May through October.
This year the Farmers Market in Knightdale adds another fun aspect to the event; with a different theme featuring guest exhibitors from around the area will attend and correlate with going on each week. Ranging from more fun themes such as “Princesses and Superheroes” or “Pet-a-Palooza” in the first two weeks of June to some more educational topics like Farmers Appreciation Week or the Latin Fest in honor of Mexican Independence Day later in the Farmers Market in Knightdale schedule, the new theme idea is sure to be a hit with all attendees.
Another new feature weekly at the Farmers Market in Knightdale will be the addition of weekly Food Trucks. With the enormous popularity of both the “Food Truck Thursday” events and the “Food Truck Rodeos” held at Knightdale Station Park, the Knightdale Parks and Recreation Department officials who organize the Knightdale Farmers Market decided to bring in the trucks each Saturday this year as well.
The “Drive-Thru Market” will also debut at this years’ Farmers Market in Knightdale. This will be available during those weeks when the weather is not cooperating. In case of rain or inclement weather, there will be updates via social media to announce that the “Drive-Thru Market” will be taking place and you can pick up your goods while still in your car at the coned off area along Station Run Road. The “Drive-Thru Market” will be open weekly regardless of weather to cater to those with handicap tags, so they too can enjoy the fresh local tastes available each Saturday.
There will be live music provided by some of the area’s most popular local acts at most of the Farmers Market in Knightdale events throughout the summer and for the little ones in the family, “Kids Corner” will be open and follow along with activities in accordance with each weekly theme.
The only two weeks between May 14 and October 8 that there will not be a Farmers Market are May 28 and July 2. For more information on the Farmers Market in Knightdale and all the great upcoming Town of Knightdale events visit their website at knightdalenc.gov.
(Photo Credit: The Town of Knightdale)