Olde Beaufort Farmers'Market
where life slows down so neighbors can catch up....
"Our 8th annual
Farm To Table Dinner"
Our 2023 market season has begun!
We will be open, rain or shine, every Saturday morning, 9:00 - 1:00 through November. Come shop at the market for all your fresh food needs and beautiful artisan treasures.
We look forward to you joining us!
Join us in offering hearty Congratulations to Eirene Hynes who recently graduated in the 2023 class of The University Of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. in Human Development and Family Sciences in the School of Education.
Eirene was a market intern and the recipient of the OBFM 2019 scholarship.
In addition Eirene was an integral part of her family's Open Air Hemp Farms raising poultry and selling harvested honey with her siblings.
Eirene is currently participating in an internship related to her degree work, she will work at Camp Albemarle as the day camp coordinator. During the next year she will work in the Triangle area as a Direct Care Support Professional for people with disabilities while applying for occupational theraoy school and plans to pursue a
Master's Degree in the future.
The Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Do The Right Thing
The Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market Scholarship has been renamed to honor Mike Dunn who was a longtime Board Member serving as Treasurer and also was a faithful vendor in the market family.
His tenet was a dedication to service to others, to education and always striving to
make a positive impact and difference in his community.
In keeping with Mike's example,
The Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market issues an invitation for applications to be received for the
Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Do The Right Thing
This invitation extends to rising seniors who plan to go to a
University, Junior College, or Technical School to further their education.
This scholarship is for $2,500 meant to cover costs of education toward a degree program.
Applicants will apply for the scholarship, meet the requirements of the application in academics, extracurricular, community activies and in addition, work with the market as an intern on Saturday mornings helping with market operations on many levels, assisting vendors, helping the volunteer team in the Welcome tent, special events and other needs as identified by the market manager. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and work in an entrepreneurial environment
surrounded by local community and shoppers.
As the example of Eirene Hynes above, our previous scholarship
recipients have achieved much in their chosen academic endeavors and started fruitful careers.
If interested in applying for the Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship, send an email to email@example.com.
In Loving Tribute to Mike
On Friday, March 10th, Mike Dunn, Treasurer of the OBFM’s Board of Directors, passed away. Mike served on our board since 2016, bringing his expertise in finances and a passion for being involved with the market to the position. Soon the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market became a high priority for him as he envisioned the potential of our organization as a welcoming hub for community business and resources. His vision of serving our citizens, including all our small business vendors, and growing the organization to a level which would ensure its sustainability in the future, were his driving forces.
Mike joined the board during my first year as the market manager. With his past career experience in finance, he challenged me, he supported my efforts, and we spent hours brainstorming ideas for the market’s growth and service. He faithfully served our organization, seeing it through the changes brought by its growth, with professionalism tinged with humor and a staunch focus on our overall mission.
Mike was an accomplished diver, as is his loving wife, Nikki, and during his diving experiences all over the world, his interest in underwater photography grew. His quest for growth and excellence in his work along with his love for the market, prompted him to become a vendor himself. He explained that his mission in his photography was to picture the underwater environment, focusing on its inhabitants, with the goal of creating a personal connection between his subjects and his viewing audience. He wanted people to feel the connection between the underwater creatures and ourselves, to sense our oneness, to value their beauty and presence in our world, and to become aware of our changing planet and its impact on all life.
Mike Dunn was a conscientious OBFM board member, an artist, an advocate for the underdog, a contributing community citizen, and a loving husband, among many other things. He will be truly missed by many, including myself, who called him “friend.”
From the heart,
Cindy W. Bunch, Executive Market Manager
Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Board of Directors
Each year we award a scholarship to a graduating senior from a local high school, who has interned at the market. Mike was passionate about helping students who make good choices to get a higher education, whether at a university, college, or technical school.
We are renaming this scholarship,
The Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship.
Donations for the Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made by credit/debit card here:
Payments by credit/debit card can be made on the last page of the Pay Pal shopping cart checkout process. Use the Pay Pal Guest Payment Checkout Option for Credit or Debit Card.
You can donate here to this scholarship fund to honor him and a deserving high school senior. His passion for helping students will live on through this initiative. Thank you
Checks must be made payable to Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market, add "Mike Dunn Scholarship" in the memo line. Mail to:
PO Box 1028
Beaufort, NC 28516
2023 Annual Collectible Market Posters
This year's collectible market posters are hot off the press and they are beautiful!
Be sure to add these to your series and they make perfect gifts for that one of a kind art piece.
Find them at the Welcome tent each market Saturday morning where our volunteers will be happy to assist you. Posters can be purchased as a print or as framed.
In early March the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market family announced the passing of Mike Dunn who served on our Board of Directors, as our Treasurer, and was a cherished member of our vendor family. His financial experience and acumen has helped elevate the market to that which we are able to offer the community a wonderful place to shop and build small businesses. Mike was a visionary contributor to ways the OBFM could serve the community and make a difference for everyone. To honor his passion thusly, our board has renamed the scholarship program to the
Mike Dunn Scholarship.
Proceeds from the sales of "May your journey lead you home" poster will go to the support of the scholarship fund in memory of Mike.
Posters may be purchased at the Welcome tent on market Saturdays.
We look forward to serving the needs of our community with fresh locally grown food and quality handmade products. Thanks for your support!