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What’s at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Saturday, Aug. 13

When: Saturday August 13 from 8am until Noon at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone.

Compilation of products offered at the Farmers’ Market

Products at the Market this week can be found below at the end of this newsletter.

“Why do you come to the Market?” was the question that we posed to some customers last week.  The answers included:

  • It’s the highlight of my week!
  • It’s a party for “foodies”.
  • To get “my fix” (coffee and bake goods).
  • Love the breakfast pizza.
  • The atmosphere!
  • Fresh veggies, non-GMO fed meat, and great recipes.
  • One-on-one time with the farmer who actually grew my tomatoes!
  • Because the Manager is sooo cute!

Answer to last week’s Market Quiz:  Lemon Tree Very Pretty!

Market Quiz Question of the Week:
In 1962, a dance craze swept America and this move was made famous by the legendary James Brown in his concerts and a smash hit by Dee Dee Sharp.  What is the dance and can you do it? Of course, it is named after a vegetable sold at the market!

The fifth person to come to the Mangers Booth on Saturday morning with the correct answer will win a $10.00 gift certificate and have bragging rights for Week 15 of the Market.  The first person to shake a leg and do the dance with the Market Manager (and yes, I’ll have the music) will also win a $10.00 gift certificate.

Saturday will be another great day at the Market!!!  In addition to all the wonderful produce and products(please see below), we’ve got lots of exciting activities. Back by popular demand, on center stage, the Market is very proud to present the ever popular Worthless Son-in-Laws.  On our side stage making his Market debut for the first time ever is talented and entertainingJimmy Pineda.   Lastly, this week is “Kid’s Mini-Market”!  Please come and support our youthful, talented, and enterprising entrepreneurs.

Hope to see you on Saturday at the Market!  Be there at our Town Square!
Produce and Products at the Market – Aug 13, 2016
Creeksong Farm – lettuce, arugula, salad mix, green beans, tomatoes, basil, rio verde cabbage, summer squash, beets, carrots, rosemary, parsley, rainbow chard, onions, sunflower boquets, red norland, yukon gold, and kennebec potatoes, free range eggs, and all cuts of grass fed beef.

Sunshine Cove Farm – certified organic – Full-size and cherry tomatoes, microgreens, dino kale, collard greens, assorted peppers, patty pan squash, and miniature eggplant.

Mountain Memories Farm – Along with all cuts of meat from both LAMB AND PORK, we will have ground beef and a HUGE VARIETY of SAUSAGES in LINK and bulk.  Exciting new sausage this week.  BOEREWORS (South African) is a blend of 3 meats, awesome flavor, and has NO SUGAR! Stop by for a sample of it along with other samples off the grill. Mark will be grilling a ground lamb kabobs also this week– so please stop by out booth, top of hill next to Farm-to-Flame pizza truck , across from Bald Guy Coffee.  Try their breakfast pizza made with our sausage! Website – mtnmemoriesfarm.com and like us on facebook.

Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery –  :Dynamite cut flowers: Dahlias, Snapdragons, Hydrangea and Zinnias  Lovely hand-crafted pre-made bouquets ready to go and bouquets made to order. Now offering mix and match variety bunches. Perennial plants include: Shasta Daisy, Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Succulents, Rosemary and Lavender.

Pottery by Remo – New wood-fired art pieces will be available this Saturday that were last fired in his Amagama wood kiln.

Faith Mountain Farm – Freshly harvested sourwood honey now available!  Variety of breakfast muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, granola, whole grain breads, and chewy balls along with gluten free options for scones and muffins and cake (strawberry, chocolate, or coconut).  Local varieties of spring  and summer honey from our apiaries.  Zinnias, Sunflowers.  Garlic.

Tumbling Shoals Farm – certified organic  tomatoes (heirlooms Azoychka, Rose, Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Cherokee Chocolate, Copia, and German Johnson, and beefsteaks), the famous sungold cherry tomatoes, sweet Italian peppers and red, orange and yellow bell peppers, green and purple bell peppers, the last of the red, white and blue potatoes, basil, jalapeno, pasilla, and Serrano chiles, shishito peppers, New Mexican (a.k.a. “Hatch” or “anaheim”) peppers, poblano peppers, eggplant, okra, fresh cut mint, rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley.

Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – Tolman Sweet apples are in.  A terrific variety to naturally sweeten smoothies.  Blue Damson plums are ready and we may have a few peaches as well.  Berries blue, black and a few fall raspberries. Apple varieties are Pristine, William Pride,  Zesty Zee, Lady and Spice. Straight neck squash and one ball Squash. Kennebec potatoes. Dried apples and jams &jellies and butters. Dutch Apple Pies, Blue Damson plums maybe ready this week.

Owens Farm – Tomatoes including Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Stripe, Chocolate Stripe, Roma, Cherry & Artisan. Cucumbers, Squash, Eggplant, Kenebec & Pontiac Red Potatoes, Bell Pepper, Hot & Sweet Banana Pepper, Cayenne & Jalapeno Pepper. Okra.

Fire From The Mountain – some Romaine,  Slicing Cucumbers, Lemon Cucumbers, Snow Peas,  Haricot Vert, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Fingerling Potatoes, Zucchini , Thai Basil, Tulsi Holy Basil, Garlic and of course we will have Chipotle Salsa, Smoked Habanero, Chipotle, Smoked Serrano, and Smoked Scorpion Hot Sauces, Enchilada Sauce and Smoked  Habanero BBQ Sauce.

Zydeco Moon – certified organic delicious sweet cantaloupe, silver queen corn, and heirloom tomatoes of all varieties including red and yellow brandywine, giant Syrian, green zebra and Cherokee purple.

Brooks Farm Beef – high quality grass fed beef that we have brought the past nine years to the market! Ranging from steaks, roasts, beef tips, ground beef and many other cuts. This beef is for the consumer who wants red meat that is healthy and tastes great.

Madeleine – tarts, croissants, scones, fruit turnovers, and chiffon cakes.

Faith Mountain Farm – Variety of breakfast muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, granola, whole grain breads, and chewy balls along with gluten free options for scones and muffins and cake (strawberry, chocolate, or coconut).  Local varieties of spring honey from our apiaries.  Sunflowers.

Libby Lane Gourmet – offering their popular new pimento cheeses made with local Ashe County Cheese and their famous Fishel’s Moravian Chicken Pies.

Harmony Acres Soap – Handmade Natural Bath and Body Products

The Farmer’s Wife –  Fried Apple Pies and no sugar Added Fried Apple Pies. They taste Yummy too.

Heritage Homestead – flavored chevre, feta, goat milk fudge and our new product goat milk gourmet caramel sauce.  Yum!!!!

Owl Creek Breadworks – variety of European-style, naturally-leavened hearth breads, and a wide selection of croissants and other pastries.

Earth Harmonies – handmade gemstone artisan jewelry. Lots of new wire wrapped pendants, in copper and sterling silver. Summer anklets, bracelets, rings, and crystal necklaces.

Brushy Mountain Farm and Orchard – lots of wonderful peaches!

New Life Farm – Vine ripened Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, New Potatoes, topless Beets, Green Beans, Eggplant, Sweet Red Peppers, and Okra, as well as pasture raised pork and chicken. All of our animals are pasture raised and fed NON-GMO feed.

Mountain Roots – Collards, swiss chard, several varieties of kale (green & scarlet curly, dino and red russian), carrots, beets, kholrabi, tomatoes (heirloom slicers and mixed cherries), stringless green & purple beans, cucumbers, summer squash & zucchini, chili peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, sweet bell peppers, broccoli & cabbage.

Mountain Flower Bakery – featuring colorful gluten, soy and dairy-free artisan cupcakes, treats, and hearty muffins. Our delicious products are baked fresh just before market day using fresh farm eggs and natural organic oils. Our baked goods are hand-made using certified high-quality, gluten-free flours and tasty nuts, dried and fresh fruits. Mountain Flower bakery offers a variety of decorated specialty cupcakes in many designs. We always bring our popular Paleo fruit and nut cake, cookies, brownies, biscotti and big fruity breakfast muffins to market. We will also have our special vegan, nut-free and sugar-free items on hand for our market friends!

Springhouse Farm – certified organic carrots, half runner/wax/provider/haricot vert beans, summer squash, cherry tomato mix, slicer tomatoes, garlic & onions, corn, lemon cucumbers, peppers, fresh flowers and our pastured pork breakfast sausage & garlic bratwurst.

Wishful Thinking Studio – will have some of Caron Baker Wike’s new new beasty bowls:  piggy party, round up, and fox trot along with a couple of large rectangle platter and a bunch of smaller paulownia leaves.   Come tell us what you think.

Baskets and Bricks – [Bare root] Day Lilies, Shasta Daisies, and blue Stokes Asters. Cut flower bouquets, Sunflower micro greens, fresh basil, stringless green beans, baskets, garden bricks.

Colibri – Specializing in fine hand-knotted necklaces made from well-loved to very unusual semi-precious beads. They are closed with wonderful magnetic clasps and are sold as a set with matching earrings. We are also the only ones I know who work with variscite(Look it up.). We also sell beautiful sterling wrapped pendants (including a cord so you can wear them away). We include an earring rack and a lovely bracelet section.

Blue Ridge Apiaries – new crop of Watauga County-harvested Wildflower honey as well as mountain varietals: Basswood, Goldenrod, and Sourwood Honeys.

Octopus Gardens – cilantro, dill, basil, head lettuce, broccoli, kohlrabi, tri colored beets, purple and dinosaur kale, edible flowers, flower bouquets, our famous mini cabbages, and fresh onions.

Against the Grain – certified organic and Biodynamic sugar snap peas, broccoli, kale, chard, head lettuce, kohlrabi, carrots, beets, fava beans, heirloom cornmeal and sorghum meal plus pastured, gmo-free pork, chicken and goat sausage.

Goldenrod Gardens – gorgeous flowers and bouquets on demand.  Any bouquet can also be tied with a hand dyed silk ribbon of your choice.  Mint, rainbow salad, arugula, and pea tendrils are perfect for June meals.