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Saturday Sept. 27th market
Happy fall everyone, what beautiful days we are having! Perfect time to visit the market.
This week we have The Jeters providing our tunes.
For your menu planning:
Whites Mountain Meadow Farm will have broccoli, cabbage, okra, snow peas, lettuces, beets, chard & kale.
Salamander Springs Gardens will have plenty of shiitake mushrooms along with buttercup winter squash, sweet potatoes and the last chance for garlic.
- Our new ORGANIC cotton, made-in-the-USA market shopping bags are in! $15 each, $12 for vendors/volunteers/members. At the market on Saturday!
- This is the last Saturday to become a “member in September” with a $5 discount on an advance Friends of Locally Grown membership! Membership gives us operating funds, and you earn it back through store discounts. Learn more at the info booth on Saturday, or at jfmstore.blogspot.com
- Remember that there will be no market next Saturday, Oct. 4th during the Storytelling Festival. The online market will open on Friday, Oct. 3rd and close on Sunday, Oct. 5th. Pick up will be on Monday, Oct. 6th at the Visitors Center between 500 & 600 pm.
- NEW! Come see us during the festival! Our team of volunteers have cooked up a fundraiser for the store—at the store! Enjoy some locally-grown treats all weekend: Homemade soups, baked goods, hummus, tamales, coffee, apples, cider…don’t miss it! All sales support the store!
See you on the street,
Saturday September 20 Market
We have a beautiful day on tap for the market. There is a hint of autumn in the air and Jonesborough has it’s fall look on with Main street decked out in cornstalks, straw bales and pumpkins. A perfect day to join us on the front porch.
Produce, meats, baked goods, coffee, eggs, goat cheese, plants, apples…we have it all.
Earth Thyme will be at the market, don’t forget to cash in your empty bottles.
The Sanders Sisters will be providing the tunes for us this week.
Donation request: Got plastic bags? No, we are not stuffing another chicken but we are collecting bags for Storytelling weekend at the store. Please drop them off at the info booth and we thank you.
See you on the street,
Notes for 9/12
Greeting Market Fans!
It is sure to be a SWEET day at the market this week—we have several excellent honey vendors. Stock up and buy some for a friend while its available!!
Music tomorrow: “Well Worn Shoes”
More market community news:
Market scenes on YouTube: You can now see the short films on local ag by summer intern Eleanor Goodrich, featuring several of our market growers. View them here: local food video shorts
You can help with our final fundraising push for the store! At least 4 ways to get involved:
1: Become a member! Read all about it at jfmstore.blogspot.com
2: Buy a tshirt! All proceeds to the store.
3: Help out during our Storytelling Festival fundraiser! Oct 3-4-5, we’ll be using our new store location to sell market goodies and local-ingredient food to festival-goers!! You can help in the kitchen, as a cashier, or as a host telling people about the market & store….Talk to Heidi about these options!
4: Donate shirts for aprons! “Sophie & Grace” are making special market aprons using recycled fabrics and our market logos. These will be given to the market and 100% of sales will return to the market/store. If your market tshirt is worn out, let us recycle it! Also any men’s dress shirts or ladies shirt-dresses can be used. Please bring any shirts to the info booth. Check out this prototype!
See you Saturday!
Saturday September 6 Market
Although we’ve said goodbye to summer the market is still is full swing. Produce is plentiful and the pumpkins are rolling in.
Rogue Harbor Farm will have a mix of lettuces and a bunch of other goodies.
Bo will make his first appearance this season with his dynamic mums.
Mike and Peggy of Cantarrosa Farm will offer their bees’ award winning honey and honey products – including lotion bars, lip balm, and beeswax for projects – all of which received blue ribbons at this years Appalachian Fair. Their honey has received a perfect taste score at the Tennessee State Bee Conference and the Appalachian Fair.
Music will be provided by Trae McMaken & Joseph Sobol. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the morning.
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone. Have a seat on our front porch, relax with a cup of coffee and listen to music by Rural Route.
Are you grilling out this weekend? You will find Sentelle’s smoked sausages, Shiny C’s steaks, Kany & JEM’s chicken, or Clover Creek’s lamb Italian sausage and racks superb on the grill.
River Island Taters will have sweet potatoes and those wonderful fingerlings and blues. Salamander Springs Gardens returning this week with shiitake mushrooms, garlic, sweet corn and cukes.
Have you tried Buffalo Trail’s apples? Or Ziegenwald’s goat cheese? The best!
Heavy Metal Milkman will have his creative works along with our regular artists, pottery by Tim Roberts and woodwork by Grizzwood. And don’t forget your four-legged friends, shop at Sheek Treats.
New! Jonesborough Locally Grown t-shirts available Saturday!
Front is this image, back tells about the Saturday market & store.
- Printing is sage green on dark brown shirt
- Regular sizes (small-xxl) and women’s cuts as well (S,M,L)
- Shirts are preshunk, 100% cotton, screened locally!
- Cost is $15 ($12 for our members, vendors & volunteers)!
Get yours Saturday at the info booth!
T-shirt sales and annual memberships all support JLG with operating funds. Purchase a membership with cash or check before October 1st and save 10%! Learn about member benefits at the info booth Saturday or see our Boone Street Market blog
Another announcement: The Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council (ARC&D) is beginning the first greater Tricities local food and agriculture newsletter, with the mission of providing a quarterly selection of stories, news, events, and resources. The newsletter will have something for everyone—-from growers and producers, consumers, community leaders, educators, and food-related agencies/businesses.
If you are interested in receiving this quarterly newsletter to learn more about local food and agriculture events, stories, and organizations in our area, you can register your e-mail at: ARCD ag newsletter subscribe link
See you on the street and you never know when someone is going to kick up their heels!
Birds Eye view of Farm to Table
For those of you who aren’t following the market on Facebook, didn’t want you to miss this!
Aerial view of our 216 ft Farm to Table Table!!
More photos by Woven Studios here
Our famous eggs!
Did everyone see the story on all our egg vendors at the market in the Sunday press?
Lise Cutshaw interviewed all of our egg producers and wrote this wonderful feature story!
Here is a link to a pdf of the article and photos:
JCP Sunday Feature
Saturday August 23 Market
Big day in Jonesborough on Saturday. The market is loaded with local produce, meats, eggs and baked goods.
Maybe a fritata with local eggs, vegetables and goat cheese would be perfect on the menu.
We will have activities for the kids this week with Read & Play Adventure Day. Local Storyteller Cathy Jo McMaken will be signing her book “A Rainy Day Adventure” as well as doing some crafts and storytelling.
Music will be provided by The Bluebirds.
Ginny Wall will be back with her soaps and Becky Chapman will have those Rebloom flowers that last year round.
See you on the street.
All predictions are calling for a great day at the market.
There is no shortage of locally grown vegetables to choose from. Tomatoes, potatoes, corn oh my.
All grown by the farmer selling to you, chat with them about their farm.
Music this week: Molly Crofts, David Smith and the Roan Mountain Moonshine.
See you on the street.
Taters are here, prepare your weekly menu for some potato dishes. River Islands Taters will have several varieties including some fingerlings. Yum!
Music will be the Blue Ridge Entertainers, those wonderful musicians that had the Marching Farmers marching!
Earth Thyme will be set up, remember to bring your empty bottles for a discount on your purchase.
And all the wonderful produce, meats, goat cheese and baked goods you love will be available.
Last, we want take a moment to introduce you all to the recent addition to the market team:
Matt Dobson is our new Boone Street Market Store Manager!
Learn more about Matt on our store progress blog: jfmstore.blogspot.com
The market is the place to be Saturday mornings! Rain or shine, come hang out & shop with your friends and favorite farmers! See you on the street!