Welcome to Town of Enfield Town of Enfield ~ A Great Place to Live!
Founded in 1740, Enfield, North Carolina is the oldest town in Halifax County. In 1896, the opening of the Enfield Tobacco Market brought a glimmer of prosperity to this small town of 700 people (today 2300+). As the tobacco market grew, new businesses were established along with the Bank of Enfield, the oldest bank in Halifax County.
Peanuts, however, soon became the leading agricultural market in Enfield. The establishment of many buying and cleaning stations for peanuts soon made Enfield the world's largest raw peanut market. Every year, Enfield is host to the Peanut Festival. Family fun featuring good food, arts and crafts, carnival and amusements, music and dancing, and, of course, the famous peanut — no small thing around here!
Enfield is easily accessible, only five miles from I-95 (Exit 154) and HWY 301 runs through our great town, so stop by and visit us.
Breo Hamal, Health Equity Program Specialist- ABC2; Mondale Robinson, WMR Consulting; Commissioner Kenneth Ward; Tyrone and Edna Williams, Fourtee Acres Farmers; Mayor Barbara Simmons; Gerry Middleton, Enfield Economic Development & Revitalization Commission; Rodney Pierce; Commissioner Bud Whitaker; and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker.
Ideas do come to fruition! After months of planning and many Zoom meetings, We are overjoyed with the successful relaunch of the Enfield Farmer’s Market. Commissioner Kenneth Ward has spearheaded these efforts with the dedication and work of Mary Jane Lyonnais Healthy Foods Coordinator Northeastern NC Partnership for Public Health Albemarle Regional Health Services; Rose B. Lewis - Aging Program Coordinator Halifax County Council on Aging; John Lyttle, Area Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Halifax and Northampton Counties NC Cooperative Extension; Breo Hamal formerly with NC Cooperative Extension, currently Health Equity Program Specialist, ABC2; and Tyrone and Edna Williams Fourtee Acres Farms it happened.
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, under a beautiful clear sky, over 40 residents joined us for the relaunch. Commissioner Tracey Joyner, Commissioner Bud Whitaker, and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker joined Commissioner Ward in welcoming citizens and reopening the Farmers Market. We were also fortunate to have former Mayor Barbara Simmons in attendance. We are hoping to expand the market and it offerings. Through the NC Partnership for Public Health’s initiative, many residents received vouchers for $20 of fresh produce. Fourtee Acres also had plants for sale so residents can produce their own vegetables at home throughout the growing season.
If you would like more information or to attend as a vendor, please contact:
Breo Hamal, Health Equity Program Specialist, ABC2
email@example.com or 919-798-8117
Commissioner Kenneth Ward
firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-220-5656
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