10:58 AM EDT, May 6, 2013
The 7th Annual Yorktown Market Days season kicks off Saturday, May 11, along the Yorktown waterfront at Riverwalk Landing between Buckner and Ballard streets, according to a news release.
The market will operate weekly 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 28.
Following the close of the weekly market season, markets will be held on Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, with extended hours in October from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and November and December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The market is free and features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic and gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams and jellies; quality art and live musical entertainment.
The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, producers and vendors throughout the season with a variety of homegrown favorites. The market also hosts over 20 local artists this season, with four to seven featured artists appearing each week. Throughout the summer, the market will feature a variety of entertainment. Confirmed market vendors, entertainment and artists for the 2013 season can be found online at www.yorktownmarketdays.com.
The Fifes and Drums of York Town will kick off the first market of the season with a performance, followed by entertainment at 9 a.m. with music by Susan & Lloyd who will entertain guests with their repertoire of folk and Americana music.
For the opening market, York County Parks and Recreation will host the third annual Fitness and Health Market, a program to support improving the quality of life for residents by educating citizens about the importance of healthy living and highlighting tools available to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Shop the market and make your way to the fitness section and enjoy demonstrations, information, exercise classes, free giveaways, numerous vendors, and health screenings such as spine/posture screenings, blood pressure and body composition, and free giveaways all tying in with the farmers market. Other exhibits will include Segway demonstrations, Disc Golf, Kayaking display and overall health and wellness education. Free document shredding will be provided by Stealth Shredding in the York Hall parking area. Staples, paper clips, binder clips don't have to be removed. CD's and Floppy Discs are also allowed.
Participating exhibitors include: York County Parks and Recreation, Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center, Riverside Health System/Cancer Services, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Yorktown Boys & Girls Club, NASA Langley Exchange Skywatchers Astronomy Club, York County Beautification/Mosquito Control, Home Helpers & Direct Link, American Family Fitness Williamsburg, Charney Chiropractic Back Rehab & Wellness, Victory Family YMCA, Live the Lifestyle Health & Weight Loss Program, Colonial Harbor Retirement Community, Walgreens, Chesapeake Experience, Disc Golf Club, York County Library, Bay Country Kayaking and Patriot Tours & Provisions.
Don’t miss the healthy cooking demonstrations provided by Vintner’s Cellar of Yorktown at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. featuring a scrumptious Strawberry & Avocado Salsa. Additional activities include solar viewing and grow your own vegetable garden demonstrations.
The tentative class demonstration schedule is:
Free parking will be available at the market in several public parking areas throughout Historic Yorktown. The free Yorktown trolley runs daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours of 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
No rain dates are scheduled for the Market Days or Fitness Market. In the event of inclement weather, please call the Yorktown events weather hotline at 890-3520 for updates. For more information, please visit www.yorktownmarketdays.com.
Yorktown Market Days is presented by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association.
Posted by Kathy Van Mullekom; email@example.com
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