Season-ending Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday to focus on fall

The public is invited to bring their pets for a “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony, courtesy of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Heathsville Farmers Market.

The final Heathsville Farmers Market of the season will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Avenue, Heathsville.

Over 40 vendors are expected, all celebrating the fall harvest, reported market manager Corinne Anthony Becker.

In addition to Garner’s Produce, attendees will include Old Quarter Farm in Lottsburg, selling lamb meat; Summer Duck Farm in Farnham, selling pasture-raised pork; the Mushroom Farm in Kilmarnock, selling fresh and dried mushrooms; NNK Farm to Table in Lottsburg, selling canned goods; and Whitley’s Gourmet Peanuts.

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