City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmer’s Market
The City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmer’s Market draws participants in with a swirling array of fresh fruit and produce. The vibrant and robust colors exude health and vitality, and stand in stark contrast to the bright white festival tents, which line both sides of the property.
Here, shoppers can find traditional seasonal favorites, and for the more adventurous, rare varieties of pork and exotic heirloom produce appease the most discerning chefs and culinary hobbyists, as well as those interested in expanding the reach of their palate.
The aroma of freshly baked goods drifts on the wind, and finely crafted original art and crafts or a bouquet of freshly arranged day lilies create and a bazaar-like ambiance in the heart of the City of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Fiscally sponsored by the City of Whitesburg, the market was developed to provide residents with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The market is committed to providing a platform for local growers, artisans, musicians, and crafters to create income in agriculture and the arts. It is also committed to making the market accessible to all.
It serves as a model program for economic diversity, and has been recognized both nationally and across the Commonwealth, as a locally sustainable program that can be replicated with success in other areas where strong partnerships and a sense of community collaboration exist.