Usually, the High Point Farmers Market is all about fresh local food; however, this weekend the High Point Fire Department and fire prevention practices will be front and center at the event.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon, the department will be there in recognition of Fire Prevention Week, which takes place each year in October. And, of course, that also means a big firetruck will be there among the fall harvest food items and other treats.

Kids will have a chance to interact with firefighters and even put out a “pretend fire,” and Fire Department staff will also be handing out bags of fire-prevention materials at the market that morning. They’ll also be providing plenty of fire safety information.

For those who enjoy music more than fire related swag, music will be provided by Champagne and Kevlar.

For anyone who can’t wait to get home to eat, the Munchies food truck will be on site this weekend.

The Farmers Market is held at 901 N. Main St. in High Point. It operates every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. from mid-April through October. In addition to the food such as fresh seasonal produce, meat, poultry and eggs for sale, there are also baked goods, jams, jellies and sauces, plants, coffee, pottery and other handicrafts.

The market accepts SNAP benefits and also offers a Double the Bucks program. Guilford Community Cares Network’s orange cards are accepted at the market as well.

For more information about the High Point Farmers Market, those interested can contact Lee Gann, the market’s manager, at