Winter Blues Farmers Market returns Feb. 25

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Winter Blues is back! The indoor farmers market makes its return on Saturday, February 25. More than 60 vendors from across West Virginia will be on hand to sell products grown and sourced right here in the Mountain State. The event takes place at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center from 1-5 p.m. It is free for the public to attend.

“The pandemic and supply chain issues highlighted the importance of local agriculture in regard to food security and economic development,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “The Winter Blues Farmers Market serves as an opportunity for agribusinesses to feature their local goods to consumers, as well as further create resilient food systems. Don’t miss your chance to support local agriculture and its producers.”

The market will feature everything from soap to salsa, fresh vegetables and fruits to pure, West Virginia maple syrup. Shoppers will have the chance to talk to vendors and find out how they grow, make or produce their goods. Many vendors will also be sampling their products.

In 2022, the total sales for the Winter Blues Farmers’ Market topped $60,000. Winter Blues is sponsored by the WVDA and the WVU Extension Small Farm Center and is held in conjunction with the West Virginia Small Farm Conference held February 22-25.

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