Watauga County Farmers’ Market will be Offering Organic and Locally Grown Goods July 4 and Saturdays

Published Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

June 26, 2012. Every week from May to October you will find quality locally farmed meats, organic produce, fresh cut flowers and hardy local plants, delicous edibles and a wide variety of crafts at the Watauga County Farmers’ Market. Special Events this Week include a cooking demonstration from Proper owner and operator Angela Kelly and the Audubon Society will return to make bird feeders and houses with the kids in the Children’s activity area.

July 4th Wednesday Market

The July 4th Wednesday market will be held at Jaycee’s Park next week. Jaycee’s Park is the park on the left if you turn onto Horn in the West Drive from 321. The Wednesday market this week will be held at Horn in the West as usual.

 

This Saturday at the market our vendors will be offering:

A variety of organically grown produce, pastured chicken eggs and whole meat chickens from New Life Farm

Heirloom tomatoes – Cherokee purple, yellow and red brandywine, chocolate stripes, Cherokee green and a variety of salad tomatoes – carrots, beets, zucchini, patty pan and yellow squash, and chard from Zydeco Moon Organic Farm.

Sunflowers, signature whole grain breads baked from freshly ground certified chemical free flour along with a variety of muffins that include triple chocolate, glorious morning, blueberry, and lemon poppyseed, high energy chewy balls and granola and a weekly variety of honey from Faith Mountain Farm.

Sourdough Sandwich Rolls, Poor Man’s Brioche Buns, fresh bagels-including the Ultimate Bagel (Onion, Garlic, Parmesan, Black Peppercorn), Sourdough Whole Wheat Sticky Buns, Swedish Almond-Cinnamon Rolls (kanelbullar), White Chocolate-Almond Sourdough Croissants and Sourdough Pain au Chocolat, Baker’s Cranberry Granola and Savory Chop Blocks and 12 or more varieties of hearth breads and whole grain sandwich breads for you to choose from: Sourdough Baguettes, Pain au Levain, Whole Grain Miche, Polish Rye, Jewish Rye, Ciabatta, Broom Bread, Sunflower-Sesame-Flax Seed Bread, Austrian Baguettes, Chocolate Babka, Cinnamon Babka, and more from Owl Creek Breadworks.

A new line of sauces as well as fresh pizza dough in spinach and plain flavors from Pasta Wench. A selection of fresh Mushrooms including oyster, shiitake and wine caps, along with fresh garlic, sugar snap peas and lettuce from Andrea’s Organics.

Sugar snap peas, 10 different lettuces in the mix, romaine heads, our first basil, and of course, rhubarb from Fog Likely Farm.

Cut flowers – Pink Sweet Peas, long lasting Alstroemerias, Blue Garden Phlox – and perennial plants: Heirloom Italian Oregano, Hypericum, Echinacea, Eryngium, Feverfew – from Shady Grove Gardens

“Pesticide free” basil, raspberries,summer squash and huckleberries among many other items from Moretz Mountain Orchard.

Two new varietal honeys in addition to the usual suspects: come by for complimentary tasting of Tulip Poplar Honey and a rare treat, American Holly Honey from Blue Ridge Apiaries.

Red, White and Blue new potatoes, Sweet red onions, Cucumbers (white or green), Zephyr summer squash, Zucchini, Beets, Rainbow chard, Green curly kale, Fennel, Sunflowers, Basil and Tomatoes from Tumbling Shoals Farm.

 

June is EBT month

The market launched its new Token Program this year. You can swipe your Credit, Debit and EBT cards at the managers booth for market tokens. The tokens can be spent at any vendor who displays Beet Bucks and Carrot Credit signs. To promote our new program, the first 10 people to swipe their EBT cards at any market in June will recieve a $10 gift certificate to the market.

 

Take the Parking Survey!

Plans are underway for changes to Daniel Boone Park, home of Horn in the West and Watauga County Farmers’ Market. Visit the website for Daniel Boone Park to see the proposed plans and then take our survey to have your say.

Come join us, rain or shine:

Saturday mornings, 8 until noon, May through October

Wednesday morning, 8 until noon, June through September

Horn in the West Parking Lot, Boone 

For more information visit wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org, call 828-355-4918 or email info@wataugacountyfarmersmarket

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