Mauriceville Heritage Association to host 2019 North Orange County Farmer’s Market

Published 1:31 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2019

To The Leader

The Mauriceville Heritage Association is hosting the North Orange County Farmer’s Market for the second year under the Mauriceville Community Center Pavilion, at 7441 Cohenour Road in Mauriceville, each Thursday afternoon from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through the growing season.  The market is free for patrons and farmers / other craft vendors and food trucks.

Each week, the market is full of locally grown and statewide seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants, fresh eggs, pickles, jellies and jams.  The market also includes raw creamed and fresh honey from local apiaries, artisan fresh breads as well as many local crafters and artisans with a variety of products from soaps to jewelry.

According to the Farmer’s Market National Coalition, for every $100 spent at a farmer’s market, $62 stays in the local economy, and $99 stays in state.  Twenty-one percent of mid-sized farms in the U.S. stopped operations 1992 to 2007.

Local farmer’s markets are key in reversing this trend and supporting our local farmers and other artisans including cottage bakeries and local honey producers.

For more information, contact the MHA at (409)659-3998 or message the North Orange County Farmer’s Market on Facebook.