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Spotsylvania Farmers Market opening new location

The Spotsylvania Farmers Market is opening a new weekday location at 3 p.m. May 16 at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, 4600 Spotsylvania Parkway.

The market will be open every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 26, according to a press release. It will have 16 vendors selling locally produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods and plants.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Matt Lohr will speak briefly at the May 16 opening celebration.

“By connecting consumers and producers in a new healthcare venue, the new market will positively impact community health and create new sales opportunities for family farms,” according to a county press release.

The market will accept food stamps.  It will also offer a 10 percent discount coupon during its first month of operation.

The Spotsylvania Farmers Market’s main location is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the commuter lot at Route 3 and Gordon Road.  A small market is open most Saturdays and Wednesdays at Spotsylvania Courthouse Village, located at the intersection of Brock Road and Route 208.

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