The TD Saturday Market launches its 10th season May 5, providing farm-fresh produce, baked
goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specialty foods to Main Street in downtown Greenville each week. This year’s market will feature a record 54 new and returning vendors and will run from Court Street to Washington Street. In addition, the market will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, providing shoppers with the option to use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards when purchasing fresh produce.
According to Angie Prosser, the City’s Public Information and Events Director, the market has seen substantial growth since its initial launch on East Court Street in 2003. “What began as a small-scale farmers’ market with 17 to 22 vendors during its first season, has grown significantly into a signature City event on Main Street,” said Prosser. “We are thrilled that the market has become not only a great place to shop from a quality and nutritional aspect, but also to spend money locally in support of the community.”
The market opens its season with returning vendors including The Happy Berry, Great Harvest Bread Company, Sea Eagle Market, Spurgeon Farms, Rio Bertolini’s Fresh Pasta Company, Iszy’s Heirloom Veggies, Beechwood Farm, Native Meats and Earth Blooms. New vendors include Black Maze Salsa, Fowler Farms, Callaham Orchards, Gibson Farms, Marvelous Pies, North Main Stone, Night Owl Chocolate, Henson Farms and more.
SNAP clients will also have the ability to use their EBT cards to purchase eligible food items from market vendors in the form of wooden tokens. The market currency will be available at the information tent located at the intersection of Main Street and McBee Avenue. The nationwide program is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“TD Bank is proud to partner with the City of Greenville as the title sponsor of the Saturday Market,” said David Lominack, Market President for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. “Supporting the communities where we live and work has long been one of TD Bank’s core values, in addition to supporting programs that promote and celebrate both diversity and a better environment. The Saturday Market is a perfect example of this philosophy, and we are thrilled to once again be a part of this great event.”
Along with providing fresh produce each week, the market will also offer free monthly educational events in the It’s More than Just a Market activities area. Market shoppers will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about items found at the market through a variety of how-to classes, including cooking, gardening and nutrition. The area will also feature monthly children’s activities planned by The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, live acoustic music and cooking demonstrations performed by local restaurant chefs and farmers.
The TD Saturday Market is open Saturdays, May 5 through October 27 (excluding October 13), from 8 a.m. to Noon on Main Street at McBee Avenue. Additional market special events include Penske Touch-a-Truck Day and the Autumn Harvest. For more information about the TD Saturday Market, visit www.saturdaymarketlive.com or follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/saturdaymarket and Twitter at twitter.com/gvillesatmarket.
TD Saturday Market
May 5 – October 27
8 a.m. – Noon
Main Street at McBee Avenue
www.saturdaymarketlive.com for specific details
Schedule of Events
It’s More than Just a Market
May 5 – October 27
Live Music – 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Cooking & Educational Demonstrations – 10:30 a.m.
8 a.m. – Noon
The free event will feature various vehicles including large trucks and heavy equipment from the City’s Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, commercial companies, industrial companies and rental companies.
8 a.m. – Noon
The TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. The market will also feature a morning filled with special events, including children’s trick-or-treating, a costume contest and pumpkin carving.
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