Valentine Market

Market this Saturday is our Valentine Market as well as the only Market in February. A great time to pick up fresh eggs and greens! We will have a fundraiser of soup, break and cherry chocolate granola bars. Plenty of beautiful Valentine Card choices as well as gorgeous soaps, healing herbal remedies and much much more! We will be open weekly starting the first Saturday in March.

Anual Seed Ordering Event

The seed order is coming up on January 9. It will be at the Community Table from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

We will order seeds from Fedco and Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Onion plants will come from Dixondale Farms, organic seed potatoes from New Sprout Farms and sweet potato slips from George’s Plant Farm.

We have always gotten a discount of 24% from Fedco and I expect that to be true again this year. We will get free shipping from Johnny’s by combining orders and get bulk pricing from the other suppliers. I expect seed potatoes to cost $1.60 per pound, onion plants to be $2.60 per pound and sweet potato slips to be $3.60.

Please be aware that when ordering to get bulk prices, we may not be able to order all the varieties available. This is especially true of seed potatoes. This year we will probably be able to order 50# each of German Butterball and Kennebec at $1.60/#. Other varieties will depend on the total amount selected by all of you, but I can order smaller amounts at slightly higher prices, e.g., 20# at $1.76/# or 10# at $1.90/#. I will have to total the amounts ordered for each variety and see how it works out.

I will have catalogs at the ordering meeting. You can view all the products from these companies on line or order your own catalogs so you can select what you want at your leisure and have your list ready on ordering day.

The websites for these companies are:

www.fedcoseeds.com

www.johnnyseeds.com

www.dixondalefarms.com

www.newsproutfarms.com

www.tatorman.com

We are planning to have the pickup day for seeds on February 13 again at the Community Table between 10:00am and 1:00pm.

(Some seeds from Fedco may be backordered and will be sent to me when they become available. I will notify you when they come in and you can get them at the Farmers Market in March and April.) Pickup day for onion plants and seed potatoes will be March 5. Sweet potato slips will be here on May 7.

I will look forward to seeing you on January 9.

Ron

Basket of goodies and tin ornaments!

12342631_10153801733153252_1305868635011148676_nJackson County Farmers Market vendors and customers wish everyone Happy Holidays. We will hold our last market of the year this Saturday. This week we will be raffling off a basket of goodies covering the wide range of available market items. Come down to the market between 10:00 – 1:00 this Saturday at the Community Table in downtown Sylva.

Family Art at the Market will be making tin ornaments from 10 -12. FAM is a Jackson County Arts Council Sponsored Program for kids of all ages.

Join us for this last opportunity to shop at your local farmers market in the year 2015 – our 15th year in Sylva! We will see you again for the annual Seed Order on January 9th.

 

 

Holiday Bazaar – Award Winning Chili

Our December 12th market will be the second week of our Holiday Bazaar. This week Mad Batter has donated their Award Winning Chili for our chili and cornbread fundraiser.
 
Still plenty of lettuce, kale, collards, garlic, eggs, a bit o honey, popcorn, delicious baked goods and more for the table. Neil will be outside with an array of greenery including swag, crosses, arches, rosemary sprays and lavender plants.
 
Plenty of gift giving ideas for everyone on your list including pottery, soaps, hand carved pipes, note cards, knitted hats and herbal remedies to name a few. James will be there this week with her felted creations, hand sewn bags and much more. Jeff will be sharpening knives, tools and implements.
 
Family Art at the Market will be start at 10. Our drawing to win a fabulous bag from ASAP will be at 11. Make sure to get your name in the box.Must be present to win.
We will be open December 19th and then again January 9th for our Annual Seed Ordering Day and February 13th. Weekly we will be back in March.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR – sausage biscuit fundraiser

The Jackson County Farmers Market will hold a Holiday Bazaar this Saturday December 5th and next Saturday December 12th and the Community Table in downtown Sylva from 10:00 – 1:00. The Bazaar will be filled with festive holiday cheer, a craft for children, music, a sausage and egg biscuit fundraiser and a lot of opportunity to shop local. All items found at the market have been grown or created close to home. We still have veggies this time of year, so come out and support your local hard-working farmer and enjoy the fresh taste of local greens in December. It is quite a treat. Locally crafted soaps, candles, Native American crafts, mittens, pottery, note cards and more will be available. Also, baked goods, granola, savoy cabbage, lettuce, spinach, radishes, broccoli, and other winter veggies can be found. Call 828-399-0290 with questions and don’t forget we accept SNAP, credit and debit. Gift Certificates available.

Sweet Potato and Peanut Sauce Fundraiser

The Jackson County Farmers Market will take place each Saturday until Christmas at the Community Table in downtown Sylva from 10:00-1:00. This Saturday we will be having the first of our monthly winter market fundraisers – Sweet Potato Fingerlings with Ron’s Famous Peanut Sauce. There is still plenty of produce to be had and a new farmer has joined the scene. The Market welcomes Chrysalis Creek Edibles and Herbals. Also, If you need to order a fresh green wreath or fresh cut tree, stop by the Information Booth and we can arrange a delivery. Plantable trees are also available. Our Holiday Bazaar will be December 5th and December 12th. Take care of most if not all of your gift giving needs and feel great about Shopping Local. Gift Certificates available. This Saturday we will have our Jackson County Arts Council sponsored Family Art at the Market making holiday decorations from 10:00-12:00. Anyone is welcome to stop by the FAM table and create. We welcome SNAP, Credit and debit. For more information call 399-0290.