October 25 – last outdoor market – moving inside – Hat Parade!

The last Saturday of the 2014 outdoor Farmers Market is upon us. Come out and enjoy the morning with your neighbors while finding fresh veggies, pork, chicken (order your Holiday Turkey), eggs, baked goods, spices, soaps, crafts and more. Kids – bring your instruments and hatless heads to Family Art at the Market where you can make your own hat for our Annual Hat Parade. Hat making will start at 10:00 under the pavilion and the parade will take place in the market at 11:45.

November 1st and each Saturday after that you can find the Winter Market indoors at the Community Table from 10:00 – 1:00. The Table is located just over the Bridge and through the playground from our outdoor location on Central Street just below the pool. The Market has had greens and other winter veggies year round for the past six years and we are on the path to continuing this tradition. If you grow a winter garden and would like to sell at the Market this winter please contact Jenny at 399-0290.

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Ramona Wilson, daughter of Emily Wilson, styling her hat during the Market’s Annual Hat Parade marking the end of the outdoor season and the start of the indoor market season. Starting November 1st you can find the Market at the Community Table from 10:00 – 1:00.

October 11th Market plus Fundraisiers!!!

Hi Farmers Market Customers,

Saturday is a special occasion in downtown Sylva. The Town of Sylva will be celebrating their 125th anniversary from 10:00—3:00 in the Bridge Park area. The Market will begin at 9 and some vendors will stay til 3:00—although most of the produce vendors will be leaving at noon.

In the attached map I have indicated where you can park for easiest access to the market and to the festival. There are three options for parking —across the bridge and through Poteet Park, next to the motel or in the lot next to Peebles. I have also indicated where you can not park—in our usual extra parking area near the ARF building, and where you can not drive—down Railroad Ave coming from the East or on Mill Street.

You can enter downtown via Gridstaff Cove Rd or from Schulman Street. Mill Street will be closed, and traffic will be re-routed around to Munciipal Dr.

See our 125 map for customer to find out about parking and driving downtown this Saturday.

ALSO:

Saturday Mad Batter will be donating proceeds from the sale of their Pumpkin Lasagna to the market and on

Sunday the 12th from 11:30—2:30 Signature Brew will be hosting the 2nd Annual Fundraising Brunch with a portion of the food sales and all raffle sale proceeds going to benefit the Market. Raffle items vary – stop by Sunday to check them out!!

Support your local restaurants while supporting your local Farmers Market! We love our customers and our community.

October is here!

Hi Market Customers,

We are entering our last month of the outdoor market for the 2014 season! In November we will be moving to our indoor location just across the bridge at the Community Table! Come check us out there in November. But for now, we are outside and enjoying the fall weather.

Pumpkins, winter squash of all kinds, goat cheese, eggs, chicken, goat meat and other veggies still hanging around from the summer – okra, soybeans, onions, potatoes and more will also be available tomorrow.

We have a few exciting things happening in October:

This week join us for Family art at the Market – we had a bit of a hiccup last weekend with the schedule, but this weekend Lio will be available and kids can make art under the pavilion from 10 -12. Storytime with City Lights at 11.

Saturday, October 11th is Sylva’s 125th celebration and some market vendors will be staying at the market until 3.

Also October 11th Mad Batter will donate the proceeds of the sale of their Pumpkin Lasagna to the market and…

Sunday, October 12th Signature Brew is holding their 2nd annual Fundraising Brunch and raffle. Be sure to purchase your raffle ticket at the market, Signature Brew or Mad Batter.

September 20th Market

CALLING ALL KIDS:
The Market will be hosting a venue for kids to create an original piece of artwork for the Art of Healthy Eating Competition which earns all entries a free Child’s ticket to Taste of Sylva (Oct. 4) and a bike safety tune up at Motion Makers. All artwork will be created from 10 -12 this Saturday! Find our more information by visiting http://mountainlovers.com/Blog . The Market will have applications available and will submit your work to the Health Department Monday.

Tomato Contest Results

We celebrated our annual Taste of the Market Saturday the 23rdtomato taste (320x213) Nine farms participated in the Tomato Tasting Contest. From left to right, Barb Connell of Registered Nursery won Most Interesting in Appearance, Steven Beltram of Balsam Gardens won Best Tasting, and William Shelton of Shelton Family Farm won Best Texture. Along with a prize of local Sow True tomato seeds and a market chair, Barb is holding Annabelle Beltrami – manager of Balsam Gardens.

TASTE of the MARKET August 23rd

The Taste will go on! Taste of the Market will occur this Saturday August 23rd from 9 -12 at Bridge Park.

The Tomato Tasting Contest will happen from 10 -12. Customers get to judge Farmer Grown Tomatoes based on Taste, Texture and even Most Interesting in Appearance. Now is the time of year to head to the Market for those fresh, homegrown, heirloom tomatoes. Participating in the Tasting Contest will help you decide which ones you would like to buy – so many choices for so many uses.

Also, vendors throughout the market will be offering up tastes of all sorts and crafters will be sharing with you their craft.

See You Saturday!