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Fresh strawberries from Christmas Place Farms will be waiting for you this week at the Oxford Farmers Market.

OXFORD

Amid the beauty of the spring flowers, dogwoods and azaleas, along with the rising temperatures, the strawberries have awakened from their winter slumber, thus ushering in the opening of the Oxford Farmers Market. Since everything we sell is either homegrown or homemade by our vendors, you always know where your items are coming from. Our first day will be Saturday, May 8, from 7 a.m. until noon or until sold out.

We’d like to thank the Granville County Commissioners, David Smith, Mayor Jackie Sergeant, Mary Yount, the Downtown Merchants Association, Angela Allen and the Henderson Daily Dispatch for their continued assistance and support each year.

Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing social distancing and having hand sanitizers available with each vendor.

Nutritional eating habits are essential to our health and well being. Eating a well-balanced diet, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, help us live longer, healthier lives. Our goal is to provide the very best of these items for you and your families. Our vendors work hard to accomplish this task each year.

Strawberries are known as the heart fruit, because they are good for your heart. Fresh from Christmas Place Farms, these tantalizing gems are just waiting to be draped over your Sunday pancakes and desserts. We will also have collards, turnip salad, kale, spinach, onions, and chives on our veggie menu.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Gus will have chocolate meringue, pecan, old fashioned chess and apple pies, coconut, strawberry, German Chocolate and yellow cakes, along with apple, banana nut and zucchini breads.

You will also find jams, jellies, eggs, plants and Miss Judy’s fresh floral bouquets.

Don’t forget mother’s gift. Our craft department has a variety of items for you to choose from. We will also be gift-wrapping these items for you. You will find pillows, placemats, aprons, scrubbies, plastic bag holders, crocheted dish cloths, dish towels, cemetery arrangements, and many other things too numerous to mention. For more info, visit and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OxfordMarket.

You never know what surprises you will find this week, so be sure to get up when the alarm clock goes off, grab a jacket and meet your friends at the Oxford Farmers Market.

We’re at the shed directly across from the police station on the corner of McClanahan and Lanier streets. For those coming in from Interstate 85, take exit 206 into Oxford. As you come into town, look for the signs at the CVS store on Williamsboro Street (U.S. 158) or on the corner of College and McClanahan streets.

If you would like to join us, please contact Janis Daniel at 919-603-4493. You’ll never forgive yourself if you miss the first market day. We look forward to seeing you this week.