Usually, at the High Point Farmer’s Market, it’s the kumquats, onions, apples and lettuce that are in the spotlight.

However, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, the center of attention will be squarely on the High Point Fire Department and the firefighters who’ll be there to recognize Fire Prevention Week and inform attendees how to avoid burning their houses down.

The event will of course feature a big fire truck, and some of the lessons will be directed toward the young. Kids will be able to meet and interact with firefighters and will even have the chance to put out a pretend fire.

At the market, fire department staff will also hand out bags of fire prevention materials.

Fire Prevention Week takes place each year in October, and, every year, there’s a different theme for the week in High Point. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.”

The initiative will attempt to educate city residents about the simple but important steps they can take to keep themselves and others safe when cooking.

The Farmers Market is at 901 N. Main St. in High Point and runs every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., mid-April through October.

The market always features seasonal fresh produce, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies and sauces, plants, coffee, pottery and other handicrafts – and, very often, it features some kind of special event as it will on October 7.

 In addition to the fire prevention happenings, live music will be provided by Evan Blackerby, and a cooking demonstration will be provided by Recipe for Success.

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

Anyone seeking more information about the Farmers Market should contact Market Manager Lee Gann at