Sharon Towers Hosts First Farmers Market

A sweet summer tradition is coming to Sharon Towers and everyone is invited.
 
 
Farmers Market at Sharon Towers - Thursday, July 23 9-noon
Farmers Market at Sharon Towers - Thursday, July 23 9-noon
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - July 17, 2015 - PRLog -- The retirement community in the heart of the SouthPark area will host a farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 23, open not just to residents and employees but to the general public. Seven vendors will sell fresh produce, plants, jellies, pickles, grass-fed beef and more. If this first market’s a hit, Sharon Towers hopes to host one at least every other week in August – part of its commitment to connect with the greater community.

“The availability of fresh local produce and other freshly made products promotes the health and well-being of all of us,” said Sharon Towers President and CEO Anne Moffat. “Plus, inviting the community onto our campus provides our neighbors with an opportunity to connect with Sharon Towers, buy fresh produce and support local farmers and vendors.”

The farmers market is rain or shine, to be held on the covered parking deck. Most vendors are cash only. Among those set to sell their goodies: Green’s Produce and Plants, Chosen Roaster (the smell of fresh-roasted nuts!), Throwers Pickles, Windham’s Gourmet Pimento Cheese, Suzie Q’s Farm (grass-fed beef and pork and free-range eggs), Eury’s Produce and Nectar Floral Designs.

Director of Community Enrichment Jessica Bourque said parking will be available on the premises, and that the dates of future farmers markets will be publicized, and also posted at http://www.sharontowers.org when they are finalized. She said the goal is to make this a regular part of life for Sharon Towers and all of Charlotte.

About Sharon Towers

Sharon Towers is a continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. It was founded in the late 1960s by Presbyterian leaders in Charlotte. The not-for-profit community is home to 330 residents on a wooded 28-acre campus on Sharon Road in the heart of SouthPark. More than 220 full- and part-time employees work at Sharon Towers (http://www.sharontowers.org). To check on availability or schedule a tour of the campus, reach Cynthia McCullough at 704-553-3807 or CMcCullough@sharontowers.org.

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