Looking Back – Farmers’ Market — (History)

Historic Roanoke City Farmers’ Market

New Moon Creative Media produce this 30-minute documentary as part of a series for Cox Communications. It won a Bronze Telly Award. The Historic Roanoke City Farmers’ Market is one of the oldest continuously operating open air markets in the United States. In its early years it supplied produce and meats to states up and down the east coast via the railroad. Several of the family farms represented on the market today have been selling produce there for generations. The market has evolved to include crafts, photography and musical instruments as well as the fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs you would expect to find at a farmers’ market.

Documentary production

New Moon Creative Media produced “Looking Back,” a series of 30-minute documentaries focusing Roanoke area landmarks. Topics included the Mill Mountain Star, the Gainsboro Neighborhood, and the Strand Theater. “Roanoke and the railroad: Riding the mainline” and “Looking Back: The Historic Roanoke City Farmers’ Market” both earned Telly Awards.

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