The Heathsville Farmers Market opens for the season on April 15 at the Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern complex, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.
Related activities will include an Earth Day festival, wine tasting and quilt show and sale.
The Earth Day 5K, sponsored by the Northern Neck Running Club, will begin at 8 a.m. in front of the Northumberland Historical Society. A 100-yard tot trot for ages 3 and younger will begin at 9:15 a.m.
The market will open at 9 a.m., offering produce, locally-raised meat, flowers and nursery plants, baked goods, goat cheese and handcrafts, reported manager Corinne Becker.
The Earth Day Festival will include exhibits, vendors and special activities for kids and adults—all with an environmental theme. This event is sponsored by the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship.
The quilt show and sale will take place in the Transportation Museum Building. Quilted items, made by the members of the Tavern Quilt Guild, will be on display and many will be for sale.
The Heritage Arts Center gift shoppe will be open, said Becker. Shoppers will find artists working in their studios and artisan wares for sale. The Tavern Cafe will serve sweet breakfast treats and lunch.
The Tavern’s annual wine festival will begin serving at 11 a.m. Five local wineries will offer tastings of their best vintages. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $10, which includes a complimentary etched wine glass. Food and other wine-related vendors will be on hand.
The market and the Earth Day celebration officially end at 1 p.m. The wine festival and quilt show will continue until 5 p.m.