Special giveaway this Saturday May 10


Just in time for Mothers’ Day, the Yancey County Farmers’ Market is offering a deal too good to refuse!  Nina Wilson suggested that market members each donate an item to be included in a “Mothers’ Day Basket” which will be raffled off this Saturday, May 10 at 11:30 am at the market.

And the best part – there is no cost to the winner!  Just fill out a raffle card at the market and drop it in the box.  The winner will be contacted when the drawing is made, so they will have time to get to the market and pick up their prize.

The photo above represents just a few of the items in the “basket”…. Obviously some things are too big to fit!  This effort is coordinated by market manager Teresa Stauder (who also decorated the basket).  Here are a few things that will be included:

Oak Moon Farm & Creamery  – Goat Cheese;  Penland Farm – 1 lb of ground Pork or Beef; Visual Dialogue – Square Frosted Vase;  Peaceful Valley Farms – Strawberry Jam;  Bee Log Garlic & Flower Farm – Seed Packs;  Milo Acres – 1 doz. Chicken Eggs;  Bills Nursery – one Creeping Phlox Plant;  Open Ridge Farm – Hot Sauce;  South Face Honey – Skin Lotion;  Cross Timbers Farm – 9 Pk Cinnamon Rolls;  Common Ground Farm – 1 Item of Produce;  Mary Dale Growers – Lavender Plant;  Tweg’s Handbags – Embossed Leather Book;  Farm Girl Gourmet – Farmhouse Rub;  Mountain Farms & Fun Frolic Farms – Soap; Yancey County Farmers’ Market – Apron; Mary Dale Growers –  Gourd Basket.

So come out to the market this Saturday and sign up. You just might be the lucky winner of this great prize!

This week at the market:  This week the market welcomes back Robin Smith and her family from Bee Log Farm and Nursery.  They will have an abundance of bedding plants – veggies and flowers – just in time for spring planting!  Early produce will include arugula, asparagus, carrots, kale, lettuce, pea shoots, radishes, ramps, and spinach. Other farm products available will be chicken and quail eggs, goat cheese, seeds, flower arrangements, beef, and pork.  Fresh baked goods abound, and a wide variety of plants –both annuals and perennials – are also available. You’ll also find a variety of local crafts.  Of course, there are always hot and cold drinks, plus market souvenirs to round out your visit.

The market is open each Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  It is located behind the Burnsville Town Center – Hwy 19E at South Main Street.

Article by David Fleckenstein, courtesy of Yancey Times Journal