CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week, Sunday to Aug. 12, with a visit to a local farmers' market. It's peak production season, so the markets are full of locally grown vegetables, fruit and herbs. Some also sell handmade baked goods, meats, eggs, poultry, dairy and other food products.
Representatives from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will roast corn and hand out fruit and vegetable samples and USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe will present information about farmers markets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Capitol Market.
Capitol Market, 800 Smith St., is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
West Side Farmers' Market, on the corner of Washington Street W. and Beatrice Street, is open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Montgomery Farmers' Market, 702 Third Ave. in Montgomery, is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Fayette County Farmers' Market, 312 Court St., is open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and at the BB&T parking lot in Oak Hill from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Putnam Farmers Market, W.Va. 34 in Hurricane City Park, is open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Farmers' Market at Tamarack in Beckley is open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Jackson County Farmers' Market in the New Stone Square in Ripley is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Metro Valley Chapter of the Gabriel Project of West Virginia is sponsoring its annual pig roast from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at St. Agnes School, 4807 Staunton Ave.