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Learn about local history

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm

The Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, September 15, will be dedicated to “Living History.”  Local historical groups will be set up an encampment outside on the Tavern Green. They will be surrounded by a display of historical flags. See folks in costume and learn about local history. Groups representing the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War and Black History will all be present.
Shoppers at the Heathsville Farmers’ Market will find Northern Neck produce, meat & eggs, oysters in the shell, gourmet soups & peanuts, canned pickles & jams, baked goods, plants & flowers, and handcrafts. There are new vendors at every market.
The Heathsville Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern and runs from 9 am to 1 pm. All four of the Tavern’s guilds will be on site and demonstrating, including the Blacksmiths in the Forge, the Woodworkers in the Carriage House, and the Quilters and Spinners & Weavers in the Tavern. The “Heritage Arts” Gift Shoppe will be open, selling unique, locally made handcrafts. Several artisans in-residence also have studios. The Tavern Café sells light luncheon fare, all made by the volunteers of the Tavern Culinary Guild. Special on market days: glazed donuts hot out of the fryer. The season-ending Heathsville Farmers’ Market is Saturday, October 20.