Roanoke Farmers Market celebrates 140 years of history

Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 5:08 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke City Farmers Market is celebrating its 140 year anniversary.

The farmers market is the oldest one throughout the Commonwealth. It dates back to 1882 when the city first gave licenses to vendors.

In 2022, vendors come from across the southwest region sell goods from local farms and markets.

One vendor from Woods Farms in Boones Mill explained her family has been selling at the farmers market since the 1930′s.

“The earliest memory I have is when the Agnew Feed and Seed was there in the market square. Our truck was right in front of it,” Barbara Kochendarfer said. “I loved it because I got to come down here with my grandma and just see all the different people and just got to talk to everybody.”

Vendors hope people are able to come out this weekend to kick off National Farmers Market Week.

Roanoke’s City Market is open every day.

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