“Get Messy” at Columbus Farmers Market this Saturday

Published 12:42 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Polk County Farmers Markets announce upcoming events


POLK COUNTY—The Columbus Farmers Market and Saluda Tailgate Market have announced several upcoming events during September to celebrate the beginning of the fall season, starting this weekend.

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On September 2, the Columbus Market will feature “Get Messy in Columbus,” a Sloppy Joe tasting hosted by Luken’s Land & Cattle. The event will also feature watermelon snow cones served by Polk County Farms, along with games for kids.  

Luken’s Land & Cattle, a regular vendor at the market, is a family-owned company that raises 100% grass-fed beef, antibiotic and hormone-free beef and pork, and pastured poultry in Campobello.  

The Saluda Tailgate Market will celebrate “All Things Apples” on September 8, featuring an apple-tasting table with special vendors Upland Orchards and High Rock Farms. There will also be performances by bluegrass/Americana band Asheville Junction.

On back-to-back weekends, starting September 15, both markets will host collection sites for “Feed the Foothills,” a food drive coinciding with the Harmon Field Music Festival on September 23. A donation dropoff station for canned goods and shelf-stable food will be set up at both markets. 

The Columbus Market will also welcome the Foothills Humane Society on September 16 to promote local pet adoption.

For more information on the markets or to apply to be a vendor visit polkcountyfarms.org.