October 29 at the Market!

Just ONE week left outside until the Yancey County Farmers’ Market moves indoors.  Starting on November 5th the market will be inside the Burnsville Town Center, with all the fresh and processed local goodies continuing! While some growers have encountered frost, most will have fall produce for sale well into December.

This week expect to find apples, arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, nettles, onions, peppers, potatoes, pie pumpkins, purslane, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips, and winter squash.

Of course the market offers lots of goodies beyond plants and produce.  Several market members have eggs for sale – including duck eggs and quail eggs.  Rounding out the offerings are goat cheese, meats, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, fresh-cut flowers, personal care products and country crafts.

Vendors this week

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing
Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter
Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon
Milo Acres-Lori Osada
Browns Creek Herbs -John Janeski
Open Ridge farm-Natalie for Jona Felts
Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik
Halls Hill Farm-Hall Young
Jackie’s Naturally-Jackie Wall
Baked Goods-Bonnie Gullak
Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts
Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia
Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell
Serendipity-Travis Denley
Edwards Farm-Jim Edwards
Shady Lane Farm-David Duncan

October 15 at the Market!

This week expect to find apples, arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, assorted greens and lettuces, microgreens, nettles, onions, peppers, potatoes, pie pumpkins, purslane, radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, tatsoi, turnips, and winter squash.

Plant growers will be offering perennials, shrubbery, and trees.  Of course the market offers lots of goodies beyond plants and produce.  Several market members have eggs for sale – including duck eggs and quail eggs.  Rounding out the offerings are goat cheese, pork, beef, baked goods, hot sauce, homemade jellies and jams, fresh-cut flowers, personal care products and country crafts.

 

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing
Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter
Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon
Milo Acres-Lori Osada
South Face Honey-Loree Capps
Browns Creek Herbs -John Janeski
Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts
Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik
Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell
Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts
Baked Goods-Bonnie Gullak
Maple Thyme Farms-Marta Drayton
Halls Hill Farm-Hall Young
Serendipity-Travis Denley
Edwards Farm-Jim Edwards
Shady Lane Farm-David Duncan
Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson

Olde Timey Days / Sept 24 at the Market!

otdaysWe will have market as usual from 8:30-12:30! Some of our artisan vendors will stay all day (till 4:00pm!) to enjoy the finest Olde Timey Festival these mountains have to offer!

Vendors this week

Bonnie Gullak La Petit Baking Co
Cathy & David Krafcik Visual Dialogue
Christina Gordon Fun Frolic Farm
Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing Oak Moon Farm & Creamery
David Duncan Shady Lane Farm
Jackie Wall Jackie’s Naturally
Jim Edwards Edwards Farm
John Janeski Brown’s Creek Herbs
Lauren & Michelle Mejia Native Roots Jewelry
Loree Capps South Face Honey
Lori Osada Milo Acres
Marta Drayton Maple Thyme Farms
Robert Thompson Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm
Stephanie & Patrick Poetter Locally Good Farm

October 8 at the Market!

Vendors this Week

Baked Goods by Bonnie Gullak
Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing
Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter
Milo Acres-Lori Osada
South Face Honey-Loree Capps
Brown’s Creek Herbs-John Janeski
Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik
Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts
Maple Thyme Farms-Marta Drayton
Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell
Peaceful Valley Farm & Crafts-Dody & David Fleckenstein
Jackie’s Naturally-Jackie Wall
Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts
Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm-Robert Thompson
Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia
Halls Hill Farm-Hall Young
Serendipity Farm-Travis & Lori Denley
Edwards Farm-Jim Edwards
Shady Lane Farm-David Duncan
Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson

August 27 at the Market

A big welcome to our newest vendors!

Halls Hill Farm will be on hand with Pork, Chicken, Eggs & more! Check out their website at http://www.hallshillfarm.com/

Marta Drayton & Maple Thyme Farms offers beautiful one of a kind handcrafted aprons, pillowcases, tablecloths and other sewn items.

Vendors this Week

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery-Cynthia Sharpe/Dwain Swing
Locally Good Farm-Stephanie & Patrick Poetter
Fun Frolic Farm-Christina Gordon
Milo Acres-Lori Osada
South Face Honey-Loree Capps
Brown’s Creek Herbs-John Janeski
Visual Dialogue-Cathy & David Krafcik
Open Ridge farm-Jona Felts
Maple Thyme Farms-Marta Drayton
Massage-Deborah Ty
Common Ground Farm-Jim Stockwell
Jackie’s Naturally-Jackie Wall
Aardvark Farm-Rett Murphy & Kathryn Skelley-Watts
Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm-Robert Thompson
Life’s Wish Farm-Carole Baker
Native Roots Jewelry-Lauren & Michelle Mejia
Halls Hill Farm-Hall Young
Wild Mountain Flowers-Sandra Hood
Edwards Farm-Jim Edwards
Shady Lane Farm-David Duncan
Bill’s Nursery-Bill Johnson

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.