Henry Horton State Park to Offer Farmers’ Market This Summer
Interested Farmers/Gardeners Should Contact the Park for Booth Space
CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. – Henry Horton State Park announced today that a farmers’ market will be offered at the park this summer to provide nearby residents with fresh and healthy produce choices. Farmers and gardeners interested in participating in the market are encouraged to contact the park’s office to reserve booth space.
The market will be offered Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, June 29 – October 23, 2013, and will be held at Henry Horton State Park’s picnic area, which is adjacent to Highway 31-A at the park entrance. Farm and garden products sold at the farmers’ market must be grown locally by the vendor. Approximately 15 booth spaces are available and each participant will be assigned a free, 12 x 12 space. Vendors are responsible for obtaining necessary business licenses and permits and will also be responsible for collecting sales tax.
Interested vendors should contact Henry Horton State Park at 931-364-7724. An application must be completed and approved applicants must also sign a participation agreement. Animals, music, alcohol and tobacco are not allowed on site. The market will be held rain or shine.
“Early last year, Henry Horton announced its plans to initiate a community garden and this effort continues with more gardeners taking an interest in the project,” said Park Manager Randy Whitworth. “We felt a farmers’ market would be the perfect addition and will help bring the community together, while promoting fresh and healthy foods.”
Henry Horton is a 1,532-acre state park with four hiking trails, featuring an abundance of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer and many kinds of wildflowers. The park offers hours of family enjoyment whether it’s swimming in the Olympic-sized pool, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball or just having a picnic. Henry Horton State Park also is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds and trap and skeet range. Additional information about the park can be found at www.tnstateparks.com/HenryHorton.