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What’s New at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Sat, July 9

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.

Hillbilly Joe's Crafty Stuff
Hillbilly Joe’s Crafty Stuff

In 1999, the Great Satchmo, Louis Armstrong’s memorable recording of “What a Wonderful World”was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame.  Here are couple of verses from this classic song.

 I see trees of green, red roses too,
I see them bloom for me and you,
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world!

I see friends shakin’ hands,
Sayin’, “How do you do?”
They’re really sayin’,
“I love you”

On Saturday morning, when you come to the Watauga County Farmers Market, you can also experience a “Wonderful World!” as its waiting just for you.

Market Quiz:  The answers to last week’s quiz was:

  1. “I’ve got so much honey, the bees envy me.”
  2. “Young girls have picked them everyone.”

Market Quiz Question of the Week (A fill in the blank from a song in the 60’s)
“You’d better watch out for
The ____________ that ate Chicago
For he may eat your city soon”

Wacka do, Wacka do, Wacka do

Hint:  It’s a vegetable available at the Market that is popular in Italian restaurants.

The first person to get the correct answer will win a $10.00 gift certificate at the Market and have bragging rights for Week 10 of the Market.  (wataugacountyfarmersmarket@gmail.com)

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. For their first time back this year, we have the ever popular Redleg Husky!  On our side stage, performing classical guitar is the very talented Paul Orkiszewski.  Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) will be giving a cooking demonstration to dazzle you with their delights.  The non-profit, Appalachian Voices, will be at the Market to discuss protecting the land, air and water of central and southern Appalachia.  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!
At the Market – July 9, 2016

Springhouse Farmcertified organic lettuce, three varieties of green beans, carrots, baby beets, fava beans, a variety of potatoes, shoshito peppers, our cherry tomato mix, broccoli, cabbage and salt & pepper and lemon cucumbers.

Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery – Out of this world summer flowers, Dahlias, gorgeous un-scented Lilies, Sunflowers, Snapdragons and Cosmos. Lovely hand-crafted pre-made bouquets ready to go and bouquets made to order. Now offering mix and match variety bunches at 3/$16. Perennial plants will include: Shasta Daisy, Astilbe, Clematis, Succulents, Rosemary and Lavender.

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 and awesome flavor! Stop by for a sample of it along with other samples off the grill.  We also have eggs! Mark will be grilling a Sesame Ginger Leg of Lamb this week for samples– 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.

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

Tumbling Shoals Farm – certified organic blackberries, red, white and blue potatoes, a smattering of tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, fennel, zephyr summer squash, beets, basil, jalapeno, pasilla, and Serrano chiles, shishito peppers, green and purple bell peppers, okra, sunflowers.

Mountain Roots – Shiitake mushrooms, blueberries, collards, swiss chard, several varieties of kale (green & scarlet curly, dino and red russian), baby leaf lettuce, carrots, beets, kholrabi, tomatoes (heirloom slicers and mixed cherries), stringless green & purple beans, cucumbers, summer squash & zucchini, chili peppers, sweet bell peppers . From the nursery we’ll have blueberry bushes (loaded with ripe blueberries!), japanese pieris, hydrangeas and perennials.

Sunshine Cove Farmcertified organic microgreens, dino kale, collard greens, mixed chard, romaine lettuce, patty pan squash, miniature eggplant, and nasturtium hanging baskets.

Baskets and Bricks – Sunflower micro greens, fresh basil, yellow squash, Day Lilly Plants, flower bouquets, baskets, garden bricks.

Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – beans this week and black berries (Cherokee, Apache and Arapaho varieties ).  Black raspberry jam and jelly.  Transparent apples (an heirloom variety) and Lodi apples.  The very versatile One Ball Squashes are back.  Good keeping abilities for a summer squash and lends itself to many uses including decorative.  Huckleberries, blueberries, and black raspberries. Free range eggs, dried apples, and strawberry rhubarb jam.  Also, Dutch Apple Pies.

Zydeco Mooncertified organic heirloom tomatoes including beautiful orange Kellogg’s breakfast, Cherokee purple, Giant Syrian, Indigo Apple, Dad’s Sunset and chocolate stripes.  Also, baby squash for grilling, heirloom cucumbers, Haricot verts and spring onions.  We will have sweet corn next week.

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.

Fire From The Mountain – Chipotle Salsa, Habanero BBQ Sauce, Enchilada sauce, Chipotle, Habanero, Serrano and Smoked Scorpion hot sauces.  We will also have eggs from free range chicken on non-GMO feed, butter lettuce, escarole, green cabbage and possibly some blueberries.

Wishful Thinking Studio – lots of cool pots to beat the summer heat, including lots of leaf pots, berry bowls, mixing bowls, lace and hydrangea bowls to dress up your picnic feast.

Owens Farms – tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini squash, cucumbers, new potatoes, bell peppers, and herb plants.

Creeksong Farm – lettuce, spinach, arugula, salad mix, green beans, summer squash and zucchini, basil, broccoli, carrots, beets, parsley, new potatoes, kale, rainbow chard, onions, sugar snap peas, sunflower bouquets, free range eggs, and all cuts of grass fed beef.

Against the Graincertified 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.

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.

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!!!!

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.

Mountain Flower Bakery – featuring colorful artisan cupcakes, treats, and muffins, completely gluten and dairy free.  All of our products are handmade locally using fresh farm eggs and natural organic oils. Many of our products also contain quality dried and fresh fruit. The bakery offers decorated specialty cupcakes in many designs.  We also offer our popular Paleo fruit and nut cake, vegan tarts, brownies, biscotti and breakfast muffins.

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.

Brushy Mountain Farm and Orchard – lots of wonderful peaches!

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

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.