Murchison Road Community Farmers’ Market (Open Wednesdays)
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- Location: Bronco Square
Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Introduction: The 2018 season of the Murchison Road Community Farmers’ Market (MRCFM) starts Wednesday June 6th, 10am in Bronco Square.
The 2018 season of the Murchison Road Community Farmers’ Market (MRCFM) starts Wednesday June 6th, 10am in Bronco Square.
MRCFM, in its fifth season, started as an initiative by four FSU Business School students who received permission to apply for grants and funding to start a farmers’ market when neighborhood food markets closed, creating a “food desert” in the Murchison Road area community.
With grants from the Ford Motor Company via Ford HBCU Community Challenge (Start-up Award), USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program and the City of Fayetteville, the MRCFM works with Cumberland and North Carolina farmers to bring fresh produce to residents who have limited access to same. The Fayetteville State University Development Corporation also provided support.
Started in 2016, the second Wednesday each month, is “Healthy Wednesday” inviting area service providers and community groups to bring information on wellness and healthcare directly to the market customers. Blood pressure blood sugar, and other simple but important screenings are provided that day. Local chefs stop in for cooking demonstrations using the produce that is available that day from the market.
The MRCFM is open Wednesdays, 10a-2p in Bronco Square, Murchison Road, across from Fayetteville State University.
Open rain or shine. Last market day of this season is October 24, 2018.