Sweet things happening at ag center Feb. 9

Published 9:58 am Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Mill Spring Agricultural Development and Community Center will hold its February Indoor Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

What’s sweet about that? The ag center will also have its Bee My (Local) Honey education and tasting event. Come learn about the many benefits of using local honey instead of imported honey or honey from other parts of the country. There will be samples of different kinds of local honey and displays of beekeeping equipment for you to view and learn about. Learn about upcoming beekeeping workshops and take home a free beekeeping supplies catalog as well. The ag center will also sell bee-themed Valentines and raffle tickets for locally made beeswax soap, beekeeping books and more to raise funds for purchasing honeybees for the beautiful hive donated to the ag center from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm.

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In addition to the Bee My (Local) Honey event, there will be dozens of local producers and artisans set up on the front lawn and inside for the farmers’ market. The Mill Spring Farm Store has shelves full of local sweets, and there will be local jewelry makers selling their goods.

If you are interested in being a vendor or have any questions about the day, call the Mill Spring Ag Center at 828-894-2281 or visit www.polkcountyfarms.org. The ag center is located at 156 School Road in Mill Spring.

– article submitted by Laura Brookshire