Welcome to Spring!! We want to thank the Community Table for giving us shelter throughout the winter months. We are excited to get back outdoors and will begin the season with a lot of activity. The Market will be hosting our first ever Scavenger style Egg Hunt. The Hunt starts at 10, but you don’t have to be right on time. Stop by the Info Booth to pick up your clues – which will lead to eggs – which will lead to prizes including a few $5 tokens that can be spent at the market!
Also, bring a few hard boiled eggs to dye in unique ways with Family Art at the Market – a Jackson County Arts Council sponsored program.
Looking ahead to April 11: Jackson County’s Healthy Eating Action Team (HEAT) will put on a FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATION with Spring Rolls. You will also be able to enter a drawing to win one of a few cooking sets.
– Today is about the color green.
– Happy Spring!!!!!!
— There will be greens at the market this Saturday (and eggs and starts and more).
And the Market will be open for Greening Up the Mountain this year – first time ever!! We will supply coolers to keep your purchases cool while you enjoy the festivities.
The outdoor Market begins April 4 leaf clover. (trying to make it green folks).
On April 11th the Healthy Eating Action Team will be offering a Cooking Demo/taste with lots of good greens and other amazing things in a rice wrapper – AND will be giving away a few free Cooking Kits that day as well – gotta be there.
Our monthly Farmers Market Fundraising Feast of Potato Leek Soup will be this Saturday from 10-1 at the Community Table. If you haven’t tried Backwoods Bakery Potato Leek soup you will be pleasantly surprised! The Winter Market is in its last month. The Market will move to its regular outdoor location in Bridge Park April 4th. You can find eggs, greens, starts, coffee, baked goods, herbal remedies, pottery, soaps and spices at the market these days. See you Saturday!
The Jackson County Farmers Market will be having its annual All-Vendor Meeting this Saturday February 28th at 1:30 at the Community Table. If you are interested in vending at the Market please come. The outdoor market season begins April 4th. We are primarily looking for produce, meat, or value added vendors. There is a waiting list for non-food vendors. The winter market is still on each Saturday from 10 – 1. This week we will have some greens, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, and eggs as well as herbal remedies, soaps, spices, pottery and more.
A huge thanks to all who came out for our Brownie with Raspberry Sauce Fundraising Event. The community never fails to show its love for its Farmers Market!
Due to current and possible future weather conditions we have CANCELLED this Saturday’s market. We have also rescheduled our annual ALL Vendor Meeting for February 28th.
See you then, Jenny
Next weekend we will be having our Farmer Market Feast of the Month – brownies with raspberry sauce. Delicious! There will be a Valentine’s Day activity, so stay tuned to find out exactly what it will be.
And of course, the market is a PERFECT place to find a special present for that special person in your life and at the same time show love for your local market. Paula Carden will be there with her amazing line of greeting cards. Specially baked Valentine’s themed goodies will be available too.
Neil is only able to come every other weekend with his greens, so you’ll have to wait one more week for his tasty treats. However, Ron will have garlic and it is possible that Balltown Bee Farm will have something special and Neil is bound to show up with some eggs.
ALSO, if you are a backyard gardener and have extra greens or other winter veggies that you would like to share with your community then let me know. It only cost $5 to have a winter table at the market.
Thanks to all who participated in the seed order! A community ordering seeds together is delightful. Kathy will have lots of baked goodness on Saturday. You can take care of all of your soapy needs with Kerri. Kathy’s Garden will have remedies to cure all that ails you. Kelley will have honey – a different sort of cure-all and who knows what else she will have in her baskets. Neil will most likely not be at the market this Saturday, but back next Saturday with his greens. Laird usually shows up around 10:30 with eggs and sells out within the hour. and of course, there is more…… come down and see us.