SustainFloyd welcomes this year’s farmers market vendors. Join us any Saturday morning from May to November to find fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, flowers, preserved foods, coffee and more. Our part time vendors will bring special extras each week. To keep up with the news each week sign up for our newsletter.
The Farmers Market is Expanding!
The Floyd Farmers Market has been going strong for over a decade, and it is finally time for more growth. Under SustainFloyd’s leadership there are some exciting expansions to look forward to in 2021!
The Saturday market has become an important regular event in downtown Floyd. In response to increased interest from vendors and a strong base of local customers, the market will be expanding its footprint to include space at the Village Green on market Saturdays. Planning has begun for a covered area and this space will become the new home for craft vendors, unique specialty products, and the live music that customers have come to expect as part of the Farmers Market experience.
At the start of the pandemic, Floyd Farmers Market worked quickly to offer product online as a safer shopping option. This year, that addition will become permanent and the market will have its own online sales platform at floydfarmersmarket.luluslocalfood.com. To make the pick-up experience more convenient, preorders will be available at the community pavilion on Thursday evenings from 4:00 – 8:00pm.
History of the Farmers & Artisans Markets
Every community needs a place where its people can gather to share, learn and celebrate. Opened in May 2010, the Floyd Community Market is a 3,000 square-foot timber frame multi-use pavilion located in the center of town.
Our community market has become a vibrant meeting place with a weekly farmers market operated by SustainFloyd every Saturday from mid May to late November and a seasonal artisan market on Friday evenings operated by The Floyd Center for the Arts.
The markets connect consumers to locally grown produce and hand crafts. The pavilion also provides a stage for local music and community events, additional public parking for downtown Floyd during the week, and has hosted several festivals.
The Community Market has advanced two of our primary objectives: to help develop a local food system and to encourage the creative economy and local entrepreneurship. An excellent example of community collaboration, more than 40 people and many local companies provided assistance during construction. Designed by Streamline Timberworks, the logs were harvested by Draftwood Forest Products, a local horse logging company, and cut by Turman Lumber Co. Crenshaw Lighting provided the lighting and Professional Builders coordinated the construction.
Primary Funders for The Pavilion
Wills Ridge Supply
Floyd Country Store
Turman Lumber Co.
James W. Shortt & Associates, P.C.
Woody & Jackie Crenshaw
Bill St. Pierre
Farmers Supply Corp.