Local farmers help to establish the Elon Marketplace

by Andie Diemer

Sept. 4, 2008

From 2-5 p.m. every Thursday a farmer’s market is held next to the church on Williamson Ave. On Sept. 4 I talked to a couple of the “farmers” and some of their buyers to figure just why they are at a farmer’s market at Elon and not at a Food Lion.

Check out their responses:

The marketplace occurs in Elon every Thursday afternoon. Many students, as well as local residents, stop by to pick up local, organic food.

Elon resident, Zo, sells shirts and games she made herself at local street fairs. She likes the atmosphere of the marketplace, even though she never knows if she’ll sell anything or if she’ll sell everything.

Burlington resident, Fabian Lujan, uses his large backyard to create grow and create his products. These range from honey to fruit to handmade soap.

Bobby Kirk comes from his farm in Mebane to sell his produce. It is there that he grows all of his fruits and vegetables. He said that while he currently has a lot of repeat customs at the Elon Market, his business is doing better as the market gets more popular.

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