Locals can purchase fresh produce and local goods during the 4th annual Winter Blues Farmers Market, on Thursday, March 1, at Waterfront Place’s Morgantown Event Center.

The Market is open to the public from 4-7 p.m. Approximately 45 producers and vendors from across the state will offer a large variety of products, such as jams, salsas, greens, cheeses, meats, herbs, breads and more.

Market vendors will accept credit, debit and EBT (SNAP Benefits).

The event is hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service Small Farm Center and the West Virginia Farmers Market Associations. Traditional mountain music will be provided by Paul Roomsburg and Friends of Hampshire County.

Also on March 1, the Local Foods Dine-Around starts at 6 p.m. The Dine-Around features 14 West Virginia restaurants that will prepare unique dishes using locally-grown and produced ingredients.

Restaurants include Puglioni’s, Richwood Grille, Pig Pen Catering, Waterfront Place Hotel, Madeleine’s, Caf� Cimino, Bridgeport Conference Center, Fish Hawk Acres and others.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door. The cost is $30 per adult and $10 for children 12 and under.

The events are part of the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center’s Small Farm Conference. The three-day educational event draws hundreds of agriculturalists from across West Virginia for an opportunity to learn how to increase their production and profit.

Registration for the conference is open until Wednesday, Feb. 29. Find more information and workshop topics online at smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu.

The conference is hosted by the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and faculty of West Virginia State University.

For additional information, visit www.smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu, or contact Carrie See at 304-293-2715 or carrie.see@mail.wvu.edu.

CONTACT: Carrie See
304-293-2715; Carrie.see@mail.wvu.edu