Boone’s Winter Farmers’ Market will operate from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday from December through April at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center.

Due to COVID-19, the 3Ws (Wear, Wait, Wash) will be strictly enforced, stated a press release. Vendors will be spread throughout the Agricultural Center’s parking lot, conference center and warehouse with a one-way customer traffic pattern and customer limits.

Masks are required for both vendors and customers and hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.

Market Manager Ellie Mullis said she is excited to be a part of a community that values local food so much that it can offer fresh fruits and veggies all year round.

Boone’s Winter Farmers Market will offer the Double Up Food Bucks program for customers with SNAP benefits. Over the last year, more than 221 families doubled $21,900 to purchase healthy, local food at Boone’s farmers’ markets.

“At the Boone Winter Farmers’ Market, we believe that everyone deserves equitable access to healthy, local food and a safe shopping experience,” said Mullis.

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