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What’s New at the Farmers’ Market? Shopping at Horn in the West on Saturday, Sept. 24

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 outwataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

LIVE REMOTE RADIO SHOW AT THE MARKET! From 9-11 a.m., 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 Jeremiah and also be sure to tune in to your radio.

Pumpkins from Lively Up Farm
Pumpkins from Lively Up Farm

Also enjoy:

  • Music – On main stage, – the ever popular“Andy Page and the Swing Guitars”.  Andy Page, jazz guitarist, along with his band have been active for almost a decade performing acoustic style jazz in local restaurants, music festivals and civic concert series.  On side stage, “Nate Harris and Spice Creek Ramblers” “go beyond traditional, old time, and bluegrass, venturing into blues and rock soundscapes. Nate Harris writes songs drawn from the well of life, love, and raising family.”
  • Cooking Demonstration – Chef Robert Back, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Watauga, will dazzle us with his culinary skills and talents as he converts fresh meat and produce into delectable delights.
  • 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!
  • Learn CPR and Basic First Aid – Watauga Medics will staff a booth to teach CPR and basic first aid.
  • NonProfit Group – “AGE Labs Extension of ASU”.  The AGE Labs are run by several faculty members who study a variety of questions related to how people develop across the lifespan.
  • 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 SaturdayMorning!”  Be there at our Town Square!


Produce and Products at the Market – Sept 24, 2016

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.

Baskets and Bricks – – fall wreaths, bare root day lilies, flower bouquets, hand made baskets, garden bricks.
Shady Grove Gardens and Nursery – Dahlias and Zinnias. Lovely hand-crafted pre-made bouquets, ready to go.  Dried Lavender and Hydrangea. Make your own bouquets with flowers by the stem. Succulents and Crabapple trees. shady-grove-gardens.com

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.
New Life Farm – Salad Mix, Kale, Potatoes, Eggplant, Okra, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, as well as pasture raised pork and chicken.  All of our animals are pasture raised and fed NON-GMO feed.

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

Moretz Mountain Orchard & Farm – Raspberries (provided weather cooperates), Apples- MacIntosh, Sweet Rusty Coat,  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- 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.

Owens Farm – Eggplant, Kennebec Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Bell Pepper, Cayenne & Jalapeno Peppers, Okra, & Winter Squash.

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.

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.

Faith Mountain Farm – Sourwood honey and ummer 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.

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.

Brushy Mountain Farm and Orchard – 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.

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.

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.

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.