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Job Opening


Jonesborough Locally Grown announces a full-time position opening in June at Boone Street Market: Assistant Store Manager and Kitchen Coordinator.

Complete job description and link to our online job application can be found here:

bsmmanager.blogspot.com

Please share! Thanks!

Saturday Market Opening Day (May 2nd)


Welcome back everyone, we are back on the street. The Jonesborough Farmers Market kicks off its 8th season on Saturday morning!

WOW…look at all the things you can find on our opening day!

PLANTS
tomato plants, vegetable plants, herbs, flowers.
Returning vendors: Perry Phillips, Eric Isenberg, Shy Valley.

PRODUCE
kale, lettuce, chard, garlic, asparagus, mint, watercress, ramps, leeks fava greens, pea shoots, collards, broccoli, arugula, onions, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, strawberries, and microgreens!
Returning vendors this week: Rogue Harbor Farm, Dominick’s Garden, Ranchito la Chiva, Salamander Springs Garden, Uncle Rob, Jane Matheson, White’s Mountain Meadow Farm.
New Vendors this week: Millwood Greenery, Rural Resources.

FROM THE FARM
goat cheese, chicken, beef, pork, lamb and lots of eggs.
Returning vendors this week: Ziegenwald Dairy, Clover Creek Farm, Shiny C Farm, Sentelle’s Homemade Sausage, Kany/Perservation Farm.

FROM THE KITCHEN
breads, muffins, tamales, danishes, scones, chocolates.
Returning vendors this week: Farmhouse Gallery, The Fig Lady, Dona Eva, Jane Wilson.

FROM THE ARTIST
pottery, goat milk soaps, quilted kitchen items.
Returning vendors this week: Tim Robert’s Pottery, Rusty Barn Star.
New vendor: Free Reign Farm

MUSIC
by the “Old Timers Band”, starting at 9am

BREAKFAST
The market’s very own ‘breakfast tent’ will be serving bisuits and egg strata from local ingredients made by our volunteers in the Boone Street Market Kitchen. 830am-sellout

BAGS
A special offer on our market tote bags! Good during May while supplies last!

A FEATURED FARMER
Each week this season we will introduce you to one of our vendors as the “Farmer of the Week.” This week, meet Perry Phillips

Featured products: plants!
Vendor at the market since: 2008
Favorite thing about the Jonesborough Farmers Market: visiting with all the people that come through, friends new and old.
For tomorrow: Perry will have 10 varieties of tomato plants along with pepper plants, butterfly bushes and more. Stop and chat with Perry and get some growing tips on how you too can have healthy, beautiful plants.

See you on the street!
Deb, Karen and Heidi

Celebrate Spring by Eating Local: This Weekend Strada & Taco Bar at the Market!


They say spring is upon us this weekend! Come celebrate at the market with all of our local goodies.

Lunch this week:
Thursday & Friday: Curried Green Lentil Soup featuring No Evil Foods Vegetarian Sausage, served with Farmhouse Gallery bread for $5.49

Saturday: The famous strada returns! Including local eggs, sausage, cheese, and mushrooms. $3.00/slice.
For lunch: local taco bar! Enjoy Sentelle’s Chorizo or No Evil Foods Vegetarian Chorizo in a locally made tortilla, with BGood Herbs Lemon Sorrel, rice, Ashe County cheeses, and local salsa! 2 tacos for $4.00

And, as always, don’t miss our diverse selection of local food! Greens, cabbage, mushrooms, cheeses, meats, breads (including gluten free options!), sauces, and more!

See you at the market!

Our new marquee!


Next time you are at the store—(perhaps tomorrow for apple bread pudding or homemade garden pizza!)—be sure to look up and see our wonderful new chalkboards! A big thank you to Store Manager Matt Dobson for the construction and hanging-up of the boards, and to Misty Dempsey for lending her artistic and design talents!

We chose chalkboards so we have the ability to change our message seasonally, and you will see we plan to continue our “know your farmer” theme with a place to feature a farmer. Here’s a preview:

Saturday 3/7---Breakfast and Lunch at Boone St. Market


Join us this Saturday, March 7, for sorghum-apple bread pudding for breakfast or a slice of garden vegetable pizza for lunch! Breakfast from 10-11:30 and lunch from 11:30-3:30.

Make sure to check out our local in-store goodies too, including:

  • Fresh Greens (salad mix, cabbage, spinach, kale)
  • An assortment of local cheeses
  • Pot Pies
  • Breads and baked desserts
  • A variety of local meats (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, trout)
  • Seeds to start your very own garden with
    ….and more!

See you at the farm store!
*If you’re looking for a specific item, please call us and make sure we have it…we’re happy to set it aside! 753-4722

Saturday 2/28-- Quiche day!


Enjoy the break from wintry weather with a trip to Boone Street Market!

Saturday, 10am-2pm, enjoy a slice of fresh all-local quiche from the Boone Street Market Kitchen! Saturday’s quiche is filled with cremini mushrooms and three cheeses: gouda, goat cheese, and feta.

And here’s a few of the other items you’ll find in the store tomorrow…while supplies last*:

  • Fresh greens (broccoli, lettuce mix, kale, cabbage, spinach)
  • Breads—fresh deliveries today—regular and gluten free options
  • Lots of goat cheeses, Ashe county cheeses and pimento cheese, too
  • Sunburst trout
  • Pot pies—small and large
  • Frozen Tamales from Dona Eva—chicken and pork. Easy to thaw and heat in microwave!
  • Seeds! Think spring and see the heirloom seeds our farmers have brough in!

See you at the farm store!
*If you’re looking for a specific item, please call us and make sure we have it…we’re happy to set it aside! 753-4722

Member Discount Day & "Soups on" at Boone Street Market!


Saturday 2/7 we will be celebrating our members…with a special 10% discount for members on any purchase all day!

Also on Saturday: brunch and lunch options from the kitchen!

Breakfast, 10am-12 noon $3
“Fifty Mile Strata”: ALL ingredients from Boone Street Market, average distance to plate for this dish is 50 miles. Eggs, milk, cheese, sausage*, green onions and mushrooms

Lunch, 12-4pm $5.49
“The Sixty Mile Italian Celebration Soup”: Using local Italian sausage*, kale, potatoes, eggs, and cheese, served with hot cornbread

NOTE: vegetarian options available for both meals
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Don’t know about our membership? A year’s membership supporting Jonesborough Locally Grown is $50—its like a loan to the store, which you earn back over time with a 5% discount on all purchases. Read our member newsletter here: February Member newsletter.

A year-end thank you


Think ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’:

In two-thousand fourteen the market grew to be:

216 Farm to Table diners
155 new members
90+ farmers/vendors
80+volunteers
54 major donors
30 weeks of market (24 Saturdays, 2 online, 4 holiday)
30+ market musicians
6 board members
5 paid staff
2 parade appearances
1 gigantic parade chicken
And a new store on Boo-oo-oone Street!

A hearty THANK YOU to all: whether you’re one of our farmers, vendors, customers, volunteers, musicians, donors, grantors, members, board members, market staff or town of Jonesborough staff—you have ALL been a part of an incredible year in Jonesborough Farmers Market/Jonesborough Locally Grown History!

Thank you so much for your support/work/contribution!

Best wishes for 2015!

Karen Childress
for everyone at JLG

Can you help with our kitchen wish list?


Boone Street Market’s KITCHEN is getting closer! Soon we hope to start cooking up homemade soups and more from our store’s ingredients!

We are in need of several items to equip the kitchen. Do you have any extras of these items you’d like to donate?

  • sharp knives
  • cutting boards (several needed, plastic)
  • ladles
  • saute pans
  • sauce pans
  • crock pots (2 large)
  • spatulas
  • tongs
  • whisk
  • large spoons
  • stainless steel mixing bowls
  • a stepstool for reaching upper shelves

You can bring donations to the store (M-F 10am-7pm and Saturdays 10-5pm).
Thanks for considering our kitchen wish list!

Holiday Market 12/13


Eleven shopping days until Christmas! We have a great lineup of vendors on the Boone Street Market plaza this Saturday, offering local, handmade gifts.
Holiday market runs 1100 – 300
Boone Street Market open 1000 – 500

Sheek Treats – pet treats for your four legged family members.

Ginny Wall, All Nature Sings – soaps, balms and paintings.

Tim Roberts – Unique handcrafted pottery, one of a kind.

Todd Peters, The Heavy Metal Milkman – handcrafted wind chimes and unique crafts made from recycled items.

Don Burger, Dragonfly Cottage Design – handcrafted pottery with carved images and hand etched designs.

Julie Martin, The Rusty Barn Star – quilted kitchen and holiday items.

Mitchell Ridge Farm – alpaca fiber products.

Eric Isenberg – wreaths, greenery and mistletoe.

Dona Eva – delicious tamales

And stop in the store for a great selection of items that would make the perfect gift basket or stocking stuffer.

See you on the plaza,

Deb