Free school supplies for elementary, middle and high school students at the Alderson Community Market will be available Tuesday, August 3, sponsored by Read A Loud WV and Elizabeth Spangler.
The market is open from 3-6pm every Tuesday through October in the parking lot of the Alderson Visitor Center, but free school supplies won’t be handed out until August 3.
Every Tuesday, children are invited to the Carrot Club at the Aldesron Community Market, where they can taste a fresh fruit or vegetable, enjoy a fun physical activity and earn $4 Carrot Club Dollars to spend at the market on vegetables or local fruit. . Carrot Club is made possible by a grant from the Greenbrier County Health Alliance.
All of summer’s bounty is hitting the market – tomatoes, berries, onions, salad greens, cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, summer squash and more. Shoppers are often surprised that their local produce stays fresh in the fridge much longer than supermarket produce.
The Alderson Community Market is well known for homemade baked goods from Kountry Krust Bakery, an Amish business in Monroe County, and Fruits of Labor, a culinary training center in Rainelle. Soon, Fruits of Labor will be opening a cafe and bakery in the Alderson Visitor Center.