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JBO Online market open 2/2/14

Happy February everyone!
Well, Phil the groundhog saw his shadow, oh bum!

This week Dotson Farm has joined us to sell eggs. Tabitha sold produce and eggs with us this past summer at the Saturday market. Welcome Tabitha, happy to have you.

We will be set up in the small conference room this week.

Order now through *Tuesday 2/4 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 2/5 between 500 & 600 pm *at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping

Kany farm items

Mike would like to offer the farmers market family the opportunity to purchase chickens and some farm items. I have not been able to get pictures but if you’re interested in something I can give you more details on it.

Production Hens:
Rhode Island Red/New Hampshire hybrids
approx. 200
6 months old
$15 per pullet
Free rooster with the first group of 20 to sell.

Black Star laying hens:
approx. 40
1 yr. old
$8 per hen

Farm items:
Mobile Hen house, built on a hay wagon
roosting poles, up to 24 nest boxes, set of steps – $2,000

Mobile shelters – chicken tractors
3 @ $75 each

Electric poultry netting – $1.00 per ft. Lengths: 100ft, 50ft, 25ft

Brooder boxes: 7 @ $50 each
2 lights, feeder trays and water feeder in each.

Misc. items: tray feeders and waterers $5 each

I will serve as point of contact but I’m in communication with Mike so any questions I can’t answer I will get the answer for you. Mike has also offered to transport the chickens.

My number is 423-794-8644


Reschedule of Online Market

We have cancelled the online market pick up for today (Wednesday Jan 29) and have moved it to tomorrow (Thursday Jan 30)

Same schedule for vendor delivery and customer pick-up:
Vendors deliver 4-5pm, Customers pickup 5-6pm. Look for us in the museum area of the Jonesborough Visitor Center.

We are aware that the main roads will probably be open tonight, however, on consulting our farmers, many of them would be in potentially dangerous or at least extremely inconvenient situations getting the products to JB tonight. (Sliding beef down the road on a sled to get it to the truck parked at the bottom of the hill?)

Call Deb at 423-794-8644 if you have concerns or questions.

The Market Managers

Rowdy Yates

I’m terribly sorry to convey more sad news, but we lost another member of our market community today:

Rowdy Yates—a season vendor at our market for two years—selling Mountain View Bakery breads and baked goods. Rowdy was killed tragically this morning in a car accident.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his wife Rhonda.

Karen Heiney Service Information

Visitation will be this Saturday, February 1, 12:00pm – 2:00pm with a funeral service beginning at 2pm.
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home
125 Idletime Drive
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 636-8007

Link to funeral home information: Karen Heiney service information

The Jonesborough Farmers Market will also be coordinating a gathering to celebrate and remember Karen at a future date.

Rembering Karen Heiney

It is with heavy hearts that we open the market today: our friend and farmer Karen Heiney (Kany Farm) passed away yesterday.

Our hearts go out to Mike and all of Karen’s family.

You—along with our fine managers, Debbie Kruse, Heidi Ehle & Charles Jones—have been a vital part of the community support that has rallied around Mike and Karen during her brief but intense illness.

We will let you know when service arrangements are finalized.

Debbie will be posting Kany Farm eggs and chickens for sale until their supply runs out. Check back as quantities may change after the market opens today.

On that sad note, the market is open. Order now through Tuesday 1/28 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 1/29 between 5:00 & 6:00 pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Karen Childress (for Debbie)

JBO Online market open 1/19/14

The market is now open for your shopping pleasure.

Do you have visions of berries dancing in your head, waiting patiently for spring? Buffalo Trail Orchard has frozen berries available, check them out.

We will be in the large conference room this week, farmers and vendors you may come to the side door to deliver your goods.

Order now through Tuesday Jan. 21st at noon and pick up your order Wednesday Jan. 22nd between 500 & 600 pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping

JBO Online market open 1/12/14

The market is open for your shopping enjoyment.

This week we will be in the large conference room. We thank the Visitor Center and Heritage Alliance group for allowing us to set up in the museum last week. Hope everyone learned something about Jonesborough while there.

New feature this week…Creamed Honey with Cinnamon, sounds yummy!

Order now through Tuesday 1/14 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 1/15 between 500 & 600 pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

A winter thought…only 67 days until the first day of spring.

Happy shopping

Online market open 1/5/14

Happy 2014 everyone. The market is open for your shopping pleasure.

We are starting the new year with a good assortment of items available. With the arctic blast arriving it is time to fire up the crock pot and get some warm, comfort food cooking. And don’t forget dessert!

Order now through Tuesday Jan. 7th at noon and pick up your order Wednesday Jan. 8th between 500 & 600 pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. We will be set up in the gift shop area, can’t miss us. They are refinishing the floors but have graciously offered the lobby for our market.

We will have a cooler set up to accept frozen meals for Karen Heiney.

Happy shopping,

Caring Bridge site for Karen

For those of you who want to keep in touch with Karen Heiney, a good way to do that is through her new Caring Bridge site.

She can post updates here and also get messages from you. Debbie has created some helper lists on the site for those who want to sign up to help out. One-stop shopping!

You will need to create a log-in to use the caringbridge site, then search to “visit” Karen Heiney.