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762 Pounds Of Local Beef Delivered To Rutherford Food Pantries to Fight Food Insecurity

Forest City, N.C. (August 23, 2021):  Rutherford BARN, through the Dale Young Pantry Fund, recently provided 762 pounds of ground beef to local pantries.  Coming off the success of providing fresh vegetables to local food pantries, this latest effort led by Bob Young of Deer Valley Farm, Jeff Bradley and Tracy Davis of NC Cooperative …

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Rutherford BARN Launches Into Summer Farmers Market With Growing Market Offerings, Expanding Access and New Board Officers

Forest City, N.C. (April 16th, 2021):  Coming off unprecedented challenges and exciting growth in 2020, Rutherford BARN launches into the upcoming Summer Farmers Market focused on building upon the groundwork laid by outgoing Board leadership and key partnerships.  Over the next few months, the Rutherford County Farmers Market will continue to expand access and grow …

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Rutherford BARN Announces New Website for Farmers Market

New website makes it easy to meet vendors and learn about impactful community-based programs RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC, August 6, 2020—Rutherford BARN, an innovative non-profit organization that supports a locally-based food system, recently announced a new website for its Rutherford County Farmers Market. The marketplace, which is open every Saturday throughout October, provides a viable, sustainable …

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Facebook Awards Rutherford County Farmers Market with SNAP Grant

Forest City, NC – June 11, 2020 – In this time of instability, many of us are anxious and facing unknowns. Unemployment numbers are staggeringly high. Even before COVID-19 threatened our lives, the Rutherford County Food Assessment found that 22,678 residents of Rutherford County experienced food insecurity. Those numbers have only gone up. In this …

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Rutherford County Farmers Market Winter Market Now Open Through March 2020

Rutherford County, NC – November 14, 2019 – The Rutherford County Farmers Market, found in downtown Forest City during spring, summer and fall months, recently launched its Winter Market at 211 Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC, inside Main Street Market. Here, Rutherford County farmers and artisans will sell local products on the first and third …

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Rutherford County Farmers Market Artisans Explain Benefits of Handmade in a High-Tech World

Forest City, NC – October 25, 2019 – As people become increasingly dependent on technology as their source for nearly everything, from news and communication to even grocery shopping and doctor’s appointments, the artisans of the Rutherford County Farmers Market explain why learning the art of anything handmade is both important and rewarding for a …

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