Landrum’s ‘Taste of the Market’ set for July 22

Published 1:57 pm Friday, June 30, 2023

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Farmers and restaurateurs work together to bring local flavors to market


LANDRUM—Tickets are now available for the Landrum Farmers Market’s Taste of the Market event.

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Using market-fresh produce, products and meats, market vendors and local restaurants are working together to offer a variety of options for Farmers Market attendees.

Tickets for the event were made available for sale Saturday, June 24, promising samples from 30 different local vendors and restaurants.

One ticket is $10, which is worth ten “taste tickets.” Different tastes will require different amounts of tickets, with no taste planned on costing more than two tickets. 

Samples from vendors range from peach cobbler and roasted feta and peppers, to ham biscuits and tamales. Local restaurants in attendance will be Side Street Pizza and Pasta, Stax’s Drake House, Stone Soup, Buck N Brew Coffee and Ice Cream, Southside Smokehouse, Dimitri’s and The Rural Seed. Farmers and restaurants will work together and use each other’s ingredients in their dishes. There will be signs at the event detailing which vendors worked together and who used each other’s products. 

“This event is meant to bring the community together with the farmers and the restaurant owners working together to bring a taste of the market to the community,” said Landrum Farmers Market Assistant Manager Joann James. “That’s our goal.”

Bluebird Coffee will provide some much-needed caffeine, and door prizes will be donated by Landrum Farmers Market crafters. The event will also feature live music from acoustic string band The Blue Ridge Rounders.

Taste of the Market will be held Saturday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion, located at 221 West Rutherford St. in Landrum. Tickets can be purchased at the market each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

More information can be found at or by calling (864) 457-6585.

The Landrum Farmers Market Taste of the Market is made possible by a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.