August 20 at the Market!

cornThis Saturday, August 20 Join us at the market for a Cooking (and Tasting!) Demo with Jessica Thomas, a nutritionist with Yancey County, delightful music with Some Light Swing, and all your favorite farmers & artisans. The produce is incredible right now – so much to enjoy! Fresh as can be corn, PEACHES, and picks in every color under the rainbow: from greens to black icicles (tomatoes, that is !) Meats, cheeses, honey, baked goods, crafts…. See you Saturday from 8:30-12:30!

Tomato Tasting Contest Winner!

robertthompson3AND THE RESULTS ARE IN…. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR DELICIOUS ENTRANTS!!!

#1 Robert Thompson Black Icicle
#2 Jim Stockwell Rouge [Rose] de Berne
#3 Stephanie Poetter Dr Wyche’s Yellow

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Place Entrant # Name Variety Details

1 3 Robert Thompson/Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm Black Icicle Also from the Ukraine Stunning, perfectly shaped, deep purplish-brown fruit that are almost black. A great variety for both home gardeners and chefs. This tomato has the incredible rich taste that is in many of the large, dark beefsteak types: sweet, rich with earthy overtones.

2 1 Jim Stockwell/Common Ground Farm Rose/Rouge de Berne Switzerland, and considered the Brandywine of Europe

3 5 Stephanie & Patrick Poetter/Locally Good Farm Dr. Wyche’s Yellow This heirloom was introduced to Seed Savers Exchange by the late Dr. John Wyche, who at one time owned the Cole Brothers Circus and used the manure of elephants to fertilize his heritage gardens.

4 2 Lori Osada/Milo Acres Russian Purple Roma Plum shaped from the Ukraine
4 4 Robert Thompson/Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm Big Dwarf The large (one pound), delicious fruits develop on dwarf, short, bushy, two to four foot tall plants.

5 8 Kathryn Skelley-Watts/Aardvark Farm Cherokee Purple Color is dusky pink with dark shoulders.

6 9 David Duncan/Shady Lane Farm Mountain Fresh Tolerant to wet, cool mountain life, great flavour.
6 7 Kathryn Skelley-Watts/Aardvark Farm Margold red-streaked yellow heirloom

7 6 Kathryn Skelley-Watts/Aardvark Farm Rose Deep pink and smooth, Rose is meaty and flavorful.

July 30 at the Market!

FREE! Food Demo & Tasting!

Jade Pierce, local Foodie & Acupuncturist, will join us for a tasty cooking demo and tasting with everything fresh from the market!

She tells me she’s planning two treats! A Summer Gazpacho and some Potato & Squash Pancakes, or “Latkes”. Yum!

In her work, Jade Pierce blends her skills in synergetic traditions of acupuncture, herbal and nutritional consulting, bodywork such as massage, acupressure and Zero-Balancing, and movement practices of qi gong and yoga. She currently practices in Burnsville and Spruce Pine, North Carolina. http://mtncommunityacu.com

Produce & Vendors

We saw the first Apples and Peaches last week! Peach Jam is a popular treat from South Face Honey.

Basil, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, potatoes, onions, parsley, spinach, tomatoes of so many beautiful varieties, mixed squash, Swiss chard, and zucchini. Summer spinach and lettuces are just about to return, too!

Plant growers will be offering flowers, annuals and perennials, shrubbery, and trees. Mary Dale Growers is continuing their big plant sale ONE LAST WEEK!

Local honey , eggs, goat cheese, raw goat milk for pets, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, personal care products and country crafts.

 

July 23 at the Market!

FREE! Food Demo/Tastingcapresepic

Jessica Thomas, a nutritionist with Yancey County, will be on hand to rustle up a farmers’ market meal from WIC Coupon eligible produce at the market! The objectives of the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program / FMNP are to:

  • Improve the nutrition of WIC participants
  • Increase North Carolina farmers´ share of the food dollar
  • Help revitalize rural areas by increasing awareness and use of farmers’ markets.

Produce (Mother Nature willing…)

Produce growers will be offering arugula, basil, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, garlic scapes, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, onions, parsley, radishes, raspberries, scallions, shitake mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, mixed squash, a few strawberries, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini. Summer spinach and lettuces are just about to return, too!

Plant growers will be offering flower and vegetable sets, annuals and perennials, shrubbery, and trees. Mary Dale Growers is continuing their big plant sale through July!

Local honey , eggs, goat cheese, raw goat milk for pets, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, personal care products and country crafts.

Vendors

coming soon!

 

July 16 at the Market!

First Annual Teresa Stauder Crazy Hat Day

THIS SATURDAY JULY 16 – 8:30 – 12:30. Wear your hats! Crazy/Silly/fancy/pretty/funny – anything goes. Register at the Market Manager Table -We’ll need to take and post your photo here, of course:) – and you might even win stuff from the market! We’ll let the market board decide the victors! Now, isn’t that fun?

Produce (Mother Nature willing…)

Produce growers will be offering arugula, basil, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, garlic scapes, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, onions, parsley, radishes, raspberries, scallions, shitake mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, mixed squash, a few strawberries, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini. Summer spinach and lettuces are just about to return, too!

Plant growers will be offering flower and vegetable sets, annuals and perennials, shrubbery, and trees. Mary Dale Growers is continuing their big plant sale through July!

Local honey , eggs, goat cheese, raw goat milk for pets, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, personal care products and country crafts.

 

July 9 at the Market!

Produce growers will be offering arugula, basil, beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, garlic scapes, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, onions, parsley, radishes, raspberries, scallions, shitake mushrooms, spinach, the very first TOMATOES! mixed squash, a few strawberries, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.

Plant growers will be offering flower and vegetable sets, annuals and perennials, shrubbery, and trees.

Of course the market offers lots of goodies beyond plants and produce.  Local honey is available. Several market members have eggs for sale – including duck eggs and quail eggs.  Rounding out the offerings are goat cheese, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, personal care products and country crafts. South Face Honey will be featuring jewelweed soaps and sticks for all natural poison ivy relief. Fun Frolic Farm will be back with goat milk soap and lotion, all natural insect repellent, raw goat milk for pets and wildflower honey.

Vendors (may be subject to change)

Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts

Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm-Robert Thompson

Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson

Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell

Fox Farms(tentative)-Rhonda Fox

Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon

Jackie’s Naturally (day)-Jackie Wall

Life’s Wish Farm-Carole Baker

Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter

Martindale Custom Carpentry-Bart Martindale

Mary Dale Growers-Dale & Mary Sapp

Milo Acres-Lori & Michael Osada

Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing

Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts

Serendipity(tentative)-Travis & Lori Denley

Life’s Wish Farm – Carole Baker

Happy Hillbilly – Nina Wilson

South Face Honey-Loree Capps

Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik

July 2 at the Market!

Produce growers will be offering arugula, basil, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, garlic scapes, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, nettles, onions, parsley, radishes, raspberries, scallions, shitake mushrooms, spinach, mixed squash, a few strawberries, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.

Plant growers will be offering flower and vegetable sets, annuals and perennials, shrubbery, hostas, and trees.  MaryDale Growers will be having a big July 4 plant sale.

Of course the market offers lots of goodies beyond plants and produce.  Local honey is available. Several market members have eggs for sale – including duck eggs and quail eggs.  Rounding out the offerings are goat cheese, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, personal care products and country crafts. South Face Honey will be featuring jewelweed soaps and sticks for all natural poison ivy relief.

Vendors

Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts

Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm-Robert Thompson

Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson

Brown’s Creek Herbs-John Janeski

Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell

Fox Farms – Rhonda Fox

Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon

Jackie’s Naturally (day)-Jackie Wall

Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter

Mary Dale Growers-Dale & Mary Sapp

Milo Acres-Lori & Michael Osada

Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing

Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts

Silk Purse Farm-Amy Trobaugh

South Face Honey-Loree Capps

Stonecarver-Colleen Karcher

Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik

June 25 at the Market!

Produce in season NOW

Please Note: Supplies are regulated by Mother Nature as well as demand, so GET HERE EARLY to find the best selection ! 

arugula, basil, beets, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, herbs, garlic scapes, garlic, kale, dinosaur kale, kohlrabi, leeks, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, napa cabbage, new potatoes, nettles, onions, parsley, radishes, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, mixed squash, strawberries (get here EARLY!), sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, turnips, and zucchini.

Eggs & Dairy

Chicken Eggs, Duck Eggs, Quail Eggs, Goat Milk for pets, Goat cheeses(both fresh and aged)

Meats & Poultry

Pork, Beef, Chicken, Rabbit, Duck

Vendors

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing
Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter
Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon
Milo Acres-Lori & Michael Osada
South Face Honey-Loree Capps
Brown’s Creek Herbs-John Janeski
Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell
Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik
Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts
Jackie’s Naturally (day)-Jackie Wall
Silk Purse Farms-Amy Trobaugh
Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts
Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm-Robert Thompson
Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia
Fox and the Fig-Aaron Buchanan
Martindale Custom Carpentry-Bart Martindale
Rock of Ages Hosta Farm -Duck & Greta
Mary Dale Growers
Serendipity-Travis & Lori Denley
Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson