The market operates from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday this summer at 591 Horn in the West in Boone.
For more information, check out wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.
Labor Day Weekend (Saturday Morning) – A great time to come to the Market! For some, Labor Day marks the close of summer. For others, it’s the beginning of autumn. Labor Day recognizes the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. It also recognizes high quality work done by individuals who make it a labor of love, which of course includes our farmers, bakers, jellies, jams, cheeses, & salsa makers, artisans, and crafters. Please come to the Market on Saturday and share in the love!
Answer to last week’s Market Quiz: The answer was “Eat A Peach”. We had a record number of responders to that question as obviously the Allman Brothers have knowledgeable and enthusiastic fans. Thank you to all who participated!
Market Quiz Question of the Week: What was the name of the song performed by Jay & the Techniques in 1967 that reached # 8 on the R&B Chart and has references to 2 fruits, 1 fall vegetable, and a baked good that can be found at the Market? The secondperson to come to the Mangers Booth on Saturdaymorning with the correct answer will win a $10.00 gift certificate and have bragging rights for Week 18 of the Market.
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. On main stage, we welcome back a local favorite band, Skillet Gap. On our side stage, Ron Fitzwater will be performing. In addition, there will be fun activities at Kid’s Corner.
Hope to see you on Saturday at the Market! Be there at our Town Square!
Produce and Products at the Market – Sept 3, 2016
Goldenrod Gardens – Gorgeous, color driven bouquets made on demand. Sustainably wild crafted native flowers and foliage complement a full range of field grown flowers including scrumptious dahlias. Last week for unusual sunflowers! Also, Romano beans, baby fennel, 4 types of basil, unique ‘Yosef’ cherry tomato mix, Black Sea Man and Black Pineapple heirloom tomatoes, Tobago & Datil peppers, Petite Marseille peppers, Yummy, and Poblano peppers, collards, kale and select herbs.
Blue Ridge Apiaries – new crop of beautiful Sourwood Honey just harvested in Watauga County with complimentary tasting. Also a full line-up of locally produced Wildflower, Basswood, and Goldenrod Honeys, in addition to Creamed Honey, Infused Honey, Bee Pollen, and Beeswax products.
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 usually a cake (strawberry, chocolate, or coconut). Local varieties of spring and summer honey from our apiaries. Zinnias. Garlic. Sweet corn if the raccoons don’t eat it all.
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.
Fire From The Mountain – Chipotle Salsa, Smoked Habanero BBQ Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Smoked Habanero, Chipotle, Smoked Serrano and Smoked Scorpion Hot Sauces, from the farm we will have a variety of sweet and hot peppers, some kale, swiss chard, escarole, cabbage, eggs, snow peas, slicing and lemon cucumbers, three different types of Basil, leeks, scallions and fingerling potatoes.
New Life Farm – Potatoes, topless Beets, Eggplant, Sweet Red Peppers, Okra, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash and Sugar Babe Watermelons, as well as pasture raised pork and chicken. All of our animals are pasture raised and fed NON-GMO feed.
Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery – Hydrangea to dried, Dried flowers, Dahlias and Zinnias. Lovely hand-crafted pre-made bouquets, ready to go. Now offering mix and match variety bunches. Make your own bouquets with flowers by the stem. shady-grove-gardens.com
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. Also, raspberries!
Tumbling Shoals Farm – certified organic – tomatoes (heirlooms Rose, last of the purples (Cherokee Purple Black Krim), Copia, and German Johnson, and beefsteaks), the famous sungold cherry tomatoes, sweet Italian peppers and red, orange and yellow bell peppers, a multitude of chiles from the trinidad perfume that isn’t hot to the hot lemon that is wicked hot, shishito peppers, New Mexican (a.k.a. “Hatch” or “anaheim”) peppers, poblano peppers, eggplant, okra, butternut squash, fresh cut mint and parsley.
Sunshine Cove Farm – certified organic – Full-size and cherry tomatoes, microgreens, dino kale, collard greens, assorted peppers, and miniature eggplant.
Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – Berries blue and raspberries (provided weather cooperates), Last week for blue Damson plums. Apples- Zesty Zee, MacIntosh, Summer Rambo, Sweet Rusty Coat, Chehalis, Collimar, Wolf River, Green Pippin, Jonamac, Liberty, Cortland, Gala and Honey Crisp. Potatoes- Kennebec and purple Winter Squash – acorn and butter nut. Seminole Peach butter and other jams and jellies, dried apples. New Apple varieties- Ozark Good, Wolf River, Gold Wof River, Winter Greening and N.W. Greening. Hope to have the first sweet potatoes as well, but may not.
Creeksong Farm – lettuce, arugula, salad mix, green beans, tomatoes, basil, green beans, sugar peas, carrots, beets, rosemary, parsley, rainbow chard, onions, sunflower bouquets, rio verde cabbage, yukon gold, red norland, and kennebec potatoes, free range eggs and all cuts of grass fed beef. We’re having a Labor Day sale on ground beef so that everyone can grill some great local beef! $1.00 per pound off ground for this Saturday.
Owens Farm – – Tomatoes, Eggplant, Kennebec & Red Pontiac Potatoes, Bell Pepper, Banana Pepper, Cayenne & Jalapeno Pepper, Okra, Sweet Potatoes, White Half Runner Beans, Crowder Peas, Winter Squash.
Springhouse Farm – certified organic – cherry tomatoes, baby leaf lettuce mix, winter squash (delicata, acorn, baby Pam pie pumpkin, jester, spaghetti, black futsu, and two varieties of butternut), garlic, cinnamon basil, pea shoots, kennebec potatoes & chives, and our pastured-only one bad day-Pork!
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.
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.
Madeleine – tarts, croissants, scones, fruit turnovers, and chiffon cakes 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!
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, and across from the coffee booth. Try their breakfast pizza made with our sausage! Website – mtnmemoriesfarm.com and like us on facebook.
Waxwing Farm – watermelons, cantaloupes, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, shallots, chicken/duck eggs, and fresh cut flower bouquets. We will also be selling Waxwing t-shirts, donations accepted and 100% of money goes towards building a new chicken coop and other projects for the 2017 season.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.