Join local farmers, shoppers and volunteers on this Saturday from 8 a.m.–noon at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market for the Triangle Farmer Foodshare Challenge: a one-day effort to raise more than 4,000 pounds of local food for hungry people in the Triangle. The market in Cary is joining together with other Triangle markets in this effort to provide fresh, local food for the food insecure in the Triangle and to help support area farmers.
Each market hopes to collect 1,000 pounds of food and will sponsor a Farmer Foodshare Donation Station where shoppers can stop by and donate either cash to buy food from the farmers or buy their own farm fresh food and donate it directly. There will be activities for kids, locally grown seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, artisanal pastries, breads and desserts, and lots of fun for all.
Busy that day? No problem. Anyone who cannot shop the markets on Sept. 25 is invited to donate online at The Abundance Foundation’s website, http://theabundancefoundation.org/farmer-foodshare, and volunteers will buy market foods for the challenge with donated funds.
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is located at 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road in Cary. For more information, visit www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.