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What’s New at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West Saturday, Sept. 17

Nothing could be finer than to be in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains – With that thought, I would like to make an official toast to all of our Market friends from a poem by Leonora Martin and Mary Burke Kerr. It is the first verse of the official toast of the state of North Carolina.

 Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine,
The summer land where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,
Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!

Harmony Acres soap
Harmony Acres soap

Saturday will be another beautiful fall weather day at the Market!!! It’s an App State home football gameSaturday so do what I do and come early and hang-out until after kick-off!  In addition to all the wonderful produce and products (please see below), we have the ever popular Redleg Husky”performing on main stage.   There will be no Kid’s Corner this week.

Hope to see you on Saturday at the Market!  Be there at our Town Square!

Produce and Products at the Market – Sept 17, 2016

Waxwing Farm – chicken and duck eggs. Beautiful floral arrangements and bunches. Don’t forget, we have T-Shirts! Proceeds go towards the 2017 Season.Creeksong Farm – lettuce, arugula, salad mix, sugar peas, green beans, carrots, beets, rosemary, parsley, rainbow chard, onions, sunflower bouquets, rio verde cabbage, red norland, yukon gold, and kennebec potatoes (also available in 25 pound bags), free range eggs, and all cuts of grass fed beef.

Sunshine Cove Farmcertified organic – Microgreens, collard greens, dino kale, butternut squash, and assorted peppers.

Faith Mountain Farm – Sourwood honey and summer wildflower 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.

Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – Raspberries (provided weather cooperates), Apples- Zesty Zee, MacIntosh, Sweet Rusty Coat,  Chehalis,  Collimar, Wolf River,  Green Pippin, Jonamac, Liberty,  Cortland,  Gala and Honey Crisp. Ozark Good, Wolf River, Gold Wof River, Winter Greening and N.W. Greening.  New Apple varieties- 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. Weather permitting will have Concord Grapes. 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.   (An interesting story- on the Vartimin Farm stood a tart cooking Apple tree; lightning struck the tree and burnt it to the ground.   What grew back was a sweet eating Apple.)

Owens Farm – Tomatoes, Eggplant, Kennebec Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Okra, Bell Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper, Crowder Peas, Winter Squash, Yellow Squash & Zucchini Squash.

Fire From The Mountain – Chipotle Salsa, Enchilada Sauce, Smoked Habanero BBQ Sauce and Smoked Habanero, Chipotle, Smoked Serrano and Smoked Scorpion Hot Sauces.  From the farm we will have some Butter lettuce, Swiss Chard, Baby Beets, Carrots, Leeks, Cabbage, Fingerling Potatoes, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, and a variety of sweet and Hot peppers and Basil four different kinds, Opal, Thai, Italian and Tulsi Holy Basil.

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.

Brushy Mountain Farm and Orchard – lots of wonderful peaches and lots of varieties of wonderful mountain apples!

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 Graincertified 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.

New Life Farm – Potatoes, Eggplant, 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.

Springhouse Farmcertified organic baby leaf lettuce, cherry tomato mix, cinnamon basil, purple basil, shoshito peppers, watermelon, and an array of winter squash.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.