Shacktown Farmers Market
Our mission is to promote .... the preservation and proper stewardship of the unique landscapes & abundant natural resources of Yadkin County (and our region), appreciation of the small, "family" farm, a local food system for North Carolina, based on sustainably-grown, humanely-raised, locally-produced foods, and the talents & skills of our area's traditional artisans Shacktown is located four miles east of Yadkinville, North Carolina. The community sprang up in the mid-nineteenth century at what was then a major crossroads: the east-west road along the high ridge between North Deep Creek and South Deep Creek and the north-south Iron Works Road. It was a center of rural industry and had a blacksmith, a tavern, and distilleries as well as several families in residence. Close by on North Deep Creek were a gristmill, an ironworks and a cotton mill. Later, a tobacco-basket factory and general store came to the community. The origin of the name, Shacktown, is a story unto itself. Benjamin G. Colvard, a local businessman, was nicknamed "Shack". Nicknames must have been the fashion in those days, because just about everybody had one. Shack ran a store (some called it a tavern) in the late 1800's, on the site of the present-day Cyrus and Alice (Steelman) Todd house. Prior to his wartime service in the 28th NC Infantry, Company F, he was listed in the federal census records as Benjamin. In the 1870 census, the first done after the war, Benjamin listed himself as "Meshack". This is a biblically-inspired, if misspelled, name.
Location And Schedule:
2816 Shacktown Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055