Ghent Farmers Market "Grand Opening" 4/1/22 4-7pm
Updated: Feb 27
🌞Join us for our GRAND OPENING MARKET Friday April 1st 4-7pm Live music with Rob White and over 40 plus Farm, Food Eco friendly products, local art and MORE!!! 730 Spotswood Ave Norfolk Va on the green space of Blair Middle School. Plenty of Parking! ✅First we want to take this time to thank our 202 Sponsors of The Ghent Farmers Market: Ashley Swindell, REALTOR, Berkshire Hathaway ☎️ 757-377-1490 ▶️Ashley@AshleySwindell.Com Lewis Agency, Insurance Agent ☎️(757) 690-7418 ▶️Carrie@coveredbycarrie.com Decorum Furniture ☎️ (757) 623-3100 ▶️Decorumfurniture.com Green Onion ☎️(757) 963-1200 ▶️Greenonionghent.com Robyn Thomas
Without the these amazing people / local businesses it would be hard for our market to stay afloat. There are City Fees, websites, Urls and many other expenses that go with having our market! "It takes a community to sustain a farmers market" I always say!!
🌻This is Lori Zontini the Executive Director of the Ghent Farmers Market! We are so excited to be back for another YEAR!! We are coming back better than ever. ✅Curating a Farmers Market is NO SMALL feat. I research till I find a great group of local farmers, food producers and artist. I like to have an eclectic group, ones you won't find right around the corner! I want to make sure every food producer is working with The Virginia Department of Ag. Making sure their products are safe for consumption. I also like to discover folks that have something NEW but just need that extra help and extra kick in the behind to get all their certifications to come to market! This isn't about filling a space. It's about community, fresh foods, and creatives in our area, giving small businesses a platform to grow and so much more!!
✅To see vendors that start out at one of your markets and then open a brick and mortar is like "WOW" the community LIKED them so much, they needed more space! That's what it's all about, truly! Just last year, Honest Pastures opened a new place in VB and now Neptune's Fury 2022 right here in Norfolk.
✅So much love and pride in creating and being part of a farmers market family! Community, knowing your farmers, food producers. Where it all comes from. Getting to know us. It's PURE joy! ✅ Mark your calendars and we hope you will make it a point to join us from April-September on the 1st & 3rd Fridays from 4-7pm! Plenty of parking and things to eat and see!
✅Ask me how you can be a 2022 Sponsor email me at Ghentfarmersmarketnfk@gmail.com or if you would like to join us this season! Spots are already filled up for certain types of food, farm, meats and a handful of art. ✅Buying local and supporting your community is one of the BEST things you can do!