The Community Garden Market a provides an opportunity for local gardeners and bakers to earn money by selling their fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey and other specialty items. The market promotes the health and well-being of the community, not only from a nutritional standpoint, but economically, as well as socially.
As a participant in the WV Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), the market is a place where senior citizens and WIC recipients may purchase produce with coupons designed to encourage better nutritional choices. The market also now accepts SNAP benefits (food stamps).
The Garden Market has grown steadily since it was started in 1992. A new facility built by volunteers from Christ United Methodist Church in 2003 improved the market dramatically and in 2013 the market moved to its current location, The Market Place at 107 South Main Street.
The Market sold more than $74,000 in produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, and plants during the 2016 season and had over 150 local participating producers.