The High Point Farmers Market has been a popular option for healthy eaters, but, alas, even farmers and other food sellers need some time off for the holidays.  

On Tuesday, Oct. 26, the High Point Farmer’s Market announced that the market will conclude its regular 2021 season on Saturday, Oct. 30 – with a special Halloween celebration running from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Though that will conclude the market’s regular season for the year, there will be some other “pop-up events” before 2022 arrives. 

At the Oct. 30 Halloween market, children attending are encouraged to wear costumes to trick or treat with market vendors.  While getting a helping of fresh squash in your bag isn’t as good as getting peanut butter cups, the squash is much better for you, and, hopefully, some treat distributors at the event will have some chocolaty delights kids love as well.

There will also be activities at the market such as mini pumpkins – while supplies last – for children to decorate and take home.

The regular market season ends this weekend, but the market will continue on a limited basis with three small pop-up food markets on the first and third Saturdays in November and December. From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 18, only plants, produce, baked goods, fish, chicken, beef and pork will be available.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be a special holiday market with food, plants, craft vendors and the Hope City food truck. Live music will be provided by Kevin Holdson and, as a new addition to this year’s holiday market, Guilford County Animal Services will attend with adoptable pets.

The High Point Farmers Market is a “SNAP-certified farmer’s market” and it now offers a “double-the-bucks” program for EBT customers. The market also accepts Guilford County Community Care Network orange cards.

For more information about the High Point Farmers Market, you can contact Mary Sizemore at 336-883-3694.