King George Farmers Market first opened in May of 2009, with three vendors onsite.
In 2010, we grew to roughly 12 vendors each week, with an average of 300-400 customers. In addition, King George Farmers Market was voted “America’s Favorite Market” in American Farmland Trust’s national competition. Besides winning our size category (boutique) the Market placed 11th overall for markets of all sizes. We are very proud of the strong customer relations we have fostered in such a short time.
In 2011, King George Farmers Market initiated credit card/ SNAP (Food Stamps) payments. The Market now averages about 500 visitors a week, exceeding 600 per day during the busy summer months.
For 2012, the Board has decided to open the Market to growers in both King George and Westmoreland Counties. To access our 2012 Rules and Application, click 2012 Market Rules and App. Application deadline is April 9th. Market opens April 28th.
DeLaura Padovan, Market Manager