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The Union County Farmer's Market is reshaping the way consumers pick up their goods.

Located in Downtown Monroe, the market has been around since the late 1980's.

"It was donated land to the county," market manager Nancie Mandeville said. "And the idea was to create a market or a venue for local producers to come in and sell their produce and local meats to the public.

"Throughout the years it's kind of organically grown on it's own and it's become a place where vendors came in and sold five days a week..which made it hard for growers to be out there growing and in the market (at the same time)."

Mandeville says some selling at the market, in order to keep pace with all five days of being open, began selling products that weren't local.

Now, they're making sure that doesn't happen again. The market has now kicked back their hours to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-6 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And it's all local.

"We have brought in all local producers," Mandeville says. "So you must be growing in Union, Anson or Stanley County in order to be here. We do have farm certification so our agricultural agent actually goes out to see that you're actually producing what you sell in the market."

Saturday, May 10, is their re-opening celebration. At least 23 vendors have already signed up and been verified.

"They're in here with their produce and grass-fed beef," Mandeville added. "We have pasture-raised pork, free-range chicken as well as crafts and baked goods -- anything that's created here in the county."

Visit their website here.
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