Solar-Powered SustainFloyd Breakfast at the Market this Saturday

What: SustainFloyd Breakfast at the Market powered by the new SustainFloyd VoltzWagon

When: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 — 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Who: All are welcome! $7 adult; $5 children under 11; $2 extra for sausage

Where: Floyd Community Market Pavilion in downtown Floyd (across from the Floyd Country Store)

SustainFloyd is happy to host another Breakfast at the Market this Saturday morning, June 6th. This year, the delicious breakfast featuring all you can eat buckwheat pancakes, will be held just behind the Floyd Farmers Market at the Village Green. Everyone is invited. Much of the food for the meal will be bought from area farmers and the menu includes local eggs, sausage, apples and grits along with real maple syrup, fruit toppings and locally roasted coffee.

The special feature of this year’s event is the debut of SustainFloyd’s newest project, the Solar VoltzWagon, which will be providing electric power at the event. The VoltzWagon is a 6x12 foot utility trailer, which can provide 1500 watts of solar power. The VoltzWagon will be used regularly for the Floyd Farmers Market and to demonstrate renewable energy for schools, residents and visitors. The trailer can also provide emergency power during a power outage and may be rented for a variety of outdoor events.

SustainFloyd Vice President Billy Weitzenfeld will be on hand at the breakfast to discuss how the VoltzWagon works.

“Since its inception, SustainFloyd has recognized the value of renewable energy,” Weitzenfeld said. “The VoltzWagon was built by SustainFloyd members and provides enough power to run a moderately sized home for a day.”

SustainFloyd President Jackie Crenshaw also commented about the breakfast, “In addition to being a great community event, the breakfast is a fundraiser for the Floyd Community Market, established in 2011 by SustainFloyd. It’s a chance to meet old and new friends and to visit our thriving market. This year, we will feature live music by Jeff Liverman’s Fork Mountain Ramblers.”

All this may be enjoyed for only $7/adults and $5/ children under 11-years-old. Sausage will be offered for an additional $2. No reservations are needed. Those having breakfast will also enjoy the convenience of shopping from a full array of vendors under the roof of the adjacent Floyd Farmers Market. The Market and breakfast are across the street from the Floyd Country Store.

The Floyd Farmers Market will be offering local, sustainably produced vegetables, fruit, eggs, and meats. Area florists, cheese makers, bakers and crafters will also sell their goods. The night before, on Friday, June 5th, local artisans will sell their wares in the same space.

SustainFloyd is a non-profit organization, which seeks to enhance a rural quality of life by developing regional agriculture, supporting local farmers, preserving farmland environments and creating a strong local food network that will add value to the Floyd community and beyond. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to