BY DAN TAYLOR, ENERGIZING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES PROGRAM COORDINATOR, THE HUB
A Lincoln County tradition continues again this year, as Zeke Wood hosts the Lincoln County Farm Field Day for 2018 on Saturday May 12th.
Zeke, who helped created the Lincoln County Farmers Market, hosts the event yearly on his farm at 297 Middle Creek Road, just three miles east of Hamlin off Route 3, with sponsorship from the Guyan Conservation District.
This year’s event begins at 9:30am with tours of the farm, which include three high tunnels on site through USDA NRCS, who will be on hand to discuss their high tunnel program during a roundtable discussion, also discussing state and federal conservation programs and irrigation and moisture management systems.
There will be a presentation on crop production by John Johnson from WVU Extension, as well.
Lunch is provided at noon, and at 12:30 the first Lincoln County Farmers Market of the season kicks off.
From then on out, the Farmers Market will be each Saturday at First Sentry Bank in Hamlin from 9am to 1pm till the fall. Other farmers markets will kick off in the county following this, with West Hamlin on Mondays from 3-6pm, Lincoln Primary Care on Wednesdays from 3-6pm and Alum Creek on Fridays from 3-6pm.
The Hub, first via the IAS program and its mini grant component, and now through the Energizing Entrepreneurial Communities program, has been working with the Farmers Market to support their work since 2016, as it is an important entrepreneurial vehicle for local farmers and an important amenity to the community, as they look to boost their local economy and invite visitors in to enjoy what they have.
To RSVP for the Lincoln County Farm Field Day or for more information call the Guyan Conservation District Office 304-528-5718 or Zeke Wood 304-824-7959