Spring is a great time to hit farmers markets for fresh, natural food.

Beginning on Saturday, May 15, the High Point Farmers Market is adding craft vendors and other draws to the usual food vendors that have brought crowds to the market in the past.

Starting with the Farmers Market this weekend, shoppers can check out craft vendors as well. They’ll be selling a wide variety of locally produced hand-made objects like jewelry, soaps, lotions, handwoven rugs, pottery, woodworking products, doormats and candles.

The Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday, through the end of October, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main St.

The final market of 2021 will be on the day before Halloween. 

In addition to the new products, the market will have some other attractions as well, including the Hope Food Truck, live music from the Singecats and a book sale with some very affordable pricing.  Friends of the High Point Public Library will hold a “Mini-Market Book Sale” – with all books costing only $1,

The High Point Public Library will also be giving out free take-home craft kits for children – or at least for the kids who get there before those supplies run out.

The new-fangled market will also have its old-fangled offerings: meats, poultry, fish, eggs, baked products, plants, herbs, cut flowers, lots of local produce and “coffee by the bag and by the cup.”

The High Point Farmers Market is a “SNAP-certified” market, so EBT cards are accepted.  The market also offers a “Double the Bucks” program, which means that SNAP customers can receive twice the value of their EBT charge in Farmers Market tokens.

Participants in the Guilford County Community Cares Program can use their orange cards to receive vouchers for produce at the market.