LIVE REMOTE RADIO SHOW AT THE MARKET!!! – From 9:00 – 11:00 am, Jeremiah Farmer, charismatic and popular local DJ with Curtis Media Group will be at the Market performing a live remote radio show for Classic Station 100.7 FM and 99.1 FM. In addition, there will be remotes on Highway 106 & 102.3 as well and probably some live drops on “The Highway”! There will be lots of fun at the Market with our favorite DJ, Jeremiah, and also be sure to tune in to your radio.
LEAFERS WELCOME – PEAK WEEK HAS ARRIVED!
Fall / Leaf Season / Approaching Halloween – Before going out to enjoy the brilliant and stunning colors of Blue Ridge Mountain leaf season, please come by the Market, hang-out, have some freshly brewed coffee, scrumptious baked delights, listen to some good music, visit with friends, and purchase your seasonal decorations (lots of great exotic pumpkins, etc.), holiday gifts, and fresh local produce that tastes great and is very healthy for you.
Saturday will be another great day at the Market!!!
Live Radio Remote Show with DJ Jeremiah Farmer!
Music – main stage – the extremely talented “Tator Hill Mashers”, Boone’s youngest old-time string band. These budding musicians have received rave reviews at the Market and are great entertainers.
Music – side stage – “Marshal Daniels”, playing the “handpan (looks a lot like a UFO or a wok!)”.
Cooking Demonstration – Appalachian Student Dietetic Association (ASDA) will dazzle us with their culinary skills and talents as they convert fall produce into delectable delights.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRAWIA) –– Dave Walker will be available to provide information regarding seed cataloguing).
Kid’s Mini-Market – (Sponsored by PHARMN – Preserve Heritage Agriculture & Regional Markets Now) – Mini-Market, where children 13 & younger are able to bring vegetables & flowers they have grown and original art & craft items they have made (nothing edible) to sell as young market vendors. Skills in marketing & money management as well as communication & creative development are enhanced by this opportunity for children to make & sell something of their own. And they love it!
Donation Station -this charitable component is making the market an even more valuable asset to the people of the High Country. Three local hunger relief agencies – Hospitality House, Casting Bread Food Pantry and Hunger and Health Coalition – have joined with the Farmer Foodshare Inc. network and Boone United Methodist Church to establish Donation Station at the market.
Double-Bucks Program – Customers using EBT cards can purchase Beet Buck tokens at the Market Manager’s booth to use to purchase fresh vegetables and meats from most vendors. Thanks to the generous efforts of the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and their community partners, the Markets offers Double Bucks up to $40 per week for EBT customers.
Massage Therapist – Emily Lindenmuth, LMT, licensed body work and massage therapist, will be at the market to perform massages and give tips on improving your health.
The Farmers Market – “the place to be on Saturday Morning!” Be there at our Town Square!
Produce and Products at the Market – Oct 22, 2016
Creeksong Farm – lettuce, arugula, salad mix, peppers, beets, carrots, rosemary, parsley, rainbow chard, kale, red norland, yukon gold, and kennebec potatoes, kennebec potatoes by the 25 lb bag for half price, pumpkins, acorn squash, free range eggs, and all cuts of grass fed beef.
Sunshine Cove Farm – certified organic – Microgreens, collard greens, dino kale, butternut squash, and assorted peppers.
Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery – We continue to have a wide-range of fresh flowers including dahlias. Lovely hand-crafted pre-made bouquets, ready to go. Fresh flowers by the stem, including Orange Winterberry Holly. Succulent plants and Crabapple trees. Dried Lavender bunches and sachets. Dried flower arrangements and Autumn wall hangers, pussy willow and red twig dogwood bunches. shady-grove-gardens.com.
Waxwing Farm – fall Radishes, Arugula, Chicken Eggs, and T-Shirts for sale.
Blue Ridge Apiaries – New crop of Goldenrod Honey just harvested in Watauga County. Complimentary tasting of this fall favorite as well as a smorgasbord of mountain honey available for your pleasure!
Goldenrod Gardens – an exclusive collection of original everlasting wreaths that celebrate the season. Come see the new ways I’ve dreamed up to ‘get your fall decor on!’ I also have beautiful, double washed, baby spinach, rainbow salad and arugula. Also, salad turnips, radishes, TENDER Collard Greens as big as a groundhog! And of course, lovely seasonal flower bouquets bunched to order…
Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – New Apple varieties – Quince and latest Apple varieties ripe are Baldwin, Fuji and Gold Rush. Wolf River, Jonamac, Liberty, Cortland, Gala and Honey Crisp. Wolf River, Gold Wof River, Winter Greening and N.W. Greening. Granny Smith, Criterion, York, Yorking, Enterprises, Blushing Gold and Stayman/Winesap. Yolo, Yellow Bell Flower, Rome Beauty, Senator, King Lucious, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Double Red, Empire and Golden Delicious. Virginia Beauty, Sweet 16 (very complex flavoring), Grimes Golden, Jumbo and Mutsu. Potatoes- Kennebec and purple Winter Squash – acorn and butter nut. Seminole Peach butter and other jams and jellies, dried apples. Hope to have the first sweet potatoes as well, but may not. Sweet Potatoes- red/Orange and white. New Apple varieties- Pound, Bramely Seedling, Sour Rusty Coat, Senshu, Macoun, Geneva, JonaRed Jonathan, Albemarle Pippin, Red Gold and Vartimin Lightning. Yolo, Criterion, Prarie Spy, Limbertwig, Dula Beauty, Cameo, Idared Jonathan, Sekai Ichi, Winter Banana, Original Delicious, Notley P, Jona gold and Magnum.
Pottery by Remo – New wood-fired art pieces will be available this Saturday that were last fired in his Amagama wood kiln.
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.
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 varieties of wonderful mountain apples!
Fire From The Mountain – Butter, Romaine and Simpson lettuces, Arugula, Beets, Carrots, Leeks some fingerling potatoes, and Garlic. We will have our Chipotle Salsa, Smoked Habanero BBQ Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Smoked Habanero, Chipotle, Smoked Serrano and Smoked Scorpion Hot Sauces.
Springhouse Farm – certified organic cherry tomatoes, spinach, sunchokes, shoshito peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and pastured pork (sausages: andouille, garlic brautwurst, kielbasa, hot & mild piggy links, mild and mild extra sage breakfast sausage – pork loin, ribs and neck bones can be special ordered.
Faith Mountain Farm – Faith Mountain Farm – New this week: decorative gourds and pumpkins. Sourwood and summer wildflower honey available for tasting! Variety of breakfast muffins, cinnamon rolls, scones, granola, whole grain breads, and chewy balls along with gluten free options for scones and muffins and usually a cake (strawberry, chocolate, or coconut). Zinnias if the frost doesn’t get them. Garlic.
Baskets and Bricks- Fall wreaths, flower bouquets, baskets, and garden bricks.
Owens Farms – Bell pepper, Cayenne pepper, Jalapeno pepper, Banana pepper, Eggplant, Butternut squash, Acorn squash, Sweet potatoes, & Butter beans, (baby limas).
New Life Farm -Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Topless Beets, Salad Mix, Lettuce, Kale, Potatoes, Eggplant, Collard Greens, Parsley, Cilantro, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, as well as pasture raised pork and chicken. All of our animals are pasture raised and fed North Carolina Grown NON-GMO feed.
Mountain Memories Farm – Sage Sausage Link – – Sample on the grill. Special this week – pork chops and lamb chops, along with all cuts of meat from both lamb and port, we will have ground beef and a huge variety of sausages in link and bulk. 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 ground lamb kabobs, so please stop by out booth, top of hill next to Farm-to-Flame pizza truck, and across from the coffee booth. Try their breakfast pizza made with our sausage! Website – mtnmemoriesfarm.com and like us on facebook.
Tumbling Shoals Farm- certified organic fresh baby ginger, sweet potatoes, beets, baby bok choy, Hakurei salad turnips, radishes, baby lettuce salad mix, spicy salad mix, arugula, rainbow chard, kale, fennel, green or red leaf lettuce, sweet Italian peppers, sweet bell peppers, poblano peppers, “Hatch” chiles, assorted hot chiles, Trinidad perfume (not hot) chile, and perhaps a few collard greens.
Lively Up Farm – Specialty pumpkins and winter squash. French Pumpkins, Jarrahdale pumpkin, Jack O lanterns, White pumpkins, Thai pumpkins, Acorn squash, Red Kuri Squash, Cushaw Squash, Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, Big Blue Hubbards, and Moranga a Brazilizan Pumpkin. All heirlooms and started by seed by us from Bakers Creek Heirlooms Seeds.
Against the Grain – certified organic and Biodynamic summer squash, carrots, beets, tomatoes, strawberries, garlic, peppers, onions, dill, potatoes, and cornmeal. We also have Animal Welfare Approved, gmo-free, pasture-raised pork and chicken.
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.
Wishful Thinking Studio – Come meet Caron’s new angel “Joy”. Available Labor Day weekend in the center of the market. Caron Baker Wike, the Potter.
Mountain Roots – Shiitake mushrooms, collards, swiss chard, several varieties of kale (green & scarlet curly, dino and red russian), beets, tomatoes (heirloom slicers and mixed cherries), 1/2 runner beans, dragons tongue beans, 6 varieties of eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash & zucchini, baby potatoes, Yukon gold, Kennebec and Red Norland potatoes, chili peppers, sweet banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, broccoli and red cabbage.