280-area farmers’ markets open

The summer season has arrived with a plethora of fresh produce and goods from local growers.

Farmers’ markets have begun to open throughout Shelby County, and several are located along the U.S. 280 corridor.

The Valleydale Farmers’ Market is open each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at 4601 Valleydale Road.

The market’s vendors sell chicken, eggs, peaches, tomatoes, strawberries, squash, cabbage, potatoes, greens, plums, granola, honey, breads and jellies, along with non-edible goods, such as jewelry.

For updates and more information, visit Valleydalefarmersmarket.com or the market’s Facebook page.

The MarketPlace at Lee Branch is offering drive-thru services each Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon in the Lee Branch Shopping Center parking lot.

Orders can be placed online during the weekly ordering period, noon on Monday until noon on Thursday, and picked up between 7:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday.

The market also will have a section open for walk-up service for customers who want the farmers’ market experience with social distancing guidelines.

Visit Themarketplaceatleebranch.com to place an order and choose a pickup time.

For frequent updates, visit the market’s Facebook page. The market will be open every Saturday through the end of August.

The Mt Laurel Farmers’ Market and Craft Fair is open each Saturday through October from 8 a.m.-noon at the Mt Laurel Town Center.

Visit Mtlaurel.com for more information.