The last summer Rise and Shine Market will be held Aug. 10 at the Stuart Farmers’ Market between 9 a.m. and noon. Stock up on treats and support the hard-working youngsters.
Rise and Shine Market is Patrick County’s youth-led makers and growers market. It was developed through AIR Patrick County and has been passed along as a new Patrick County 4-H program. Its goal is to cultivate young Appalachian entrepreneurs and provide an inspiring and encouraging venue to showcase their talents and trades.
Two markets were held this year, June 15 and July 13. Both featured a variety of produce items including fresh eggs, tomato and pepper plant starts, chow chow, dehydrated shiitake mushrooms and inoculated shiitake logs.
Accessories like paracord bracelets, braided anklets, friendship bracelets, and necklaces were a hit for the ladies and children enjoyed the booths where they could make their own spin art creations for a dollar and play with slime.
Baked goods and sweet treats were also available – cookies, peanut butter balls, candy apples and popcorn were available for those that came with an appetite. Handmade soaps in heavenly scent combinations, a variety of slime, painted rock magnets, wool dryer balls, handmade paper and pressed flower book marks, tie dye buntings, painted signs, and other amazing kid-made products also filled up the market providing a great shopping experience for all.
To register your child to participate in Rise and Shine Market, visit the Rise and Shine Market Facebook page and request a vendor application or call Patrick County 4-H at (276) 694-3341.