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Local Food News/Events for Monday

Greetings market friends!

There are no less than THREE ways to learn more and/or show your support for the local food cause on MONDAY EVENING…all FREE, and you’ll find a familiar market face at all!

1) Presentation on safe growing practices for local growers. Monday 6pm, Slater Center Bristol. No fee, but please RSVP to Tamara McNaughton so you can get the materials. Jack (Ziegenwald Dairy) will be attending.

2) GMO OMG film screening—Monday 7pm, ETSU Culp Center Auditorium. Reception to follow, catered by Earth Fare. Heidi will be here!

3) Jonesborough Farmers Market proposal for store on Boone Street will be considered for approval by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Alderman. Monday 7pm, Jonesborough Town Hall. Supporters of the store idea are invited to fill the seats with Karen, Curtis, & Debbie. Questions? Call Karen 753-4744.

JBO Online market open 11/3/2013

Welcome, the winter online market is officially open. This is Debbie, I’ll be coordinating this season along with my sidekicks Heidi and Charles.

Check out the market below and welcome to our new vendors:

  • ETC – East Tennessee Coffee
  • Peacock Artisan Breads

Order now through Tuesday 11/5 at noon and pick up your order Wednesday 11/6 at 5pm at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Happy shopping

Last Market, Last Farmer Feature, End of Season Dinner!

Last Outdoor market of the year, 9-noon Saturday!
Rogue Harbor Farm reports that despite the chilly weather, they’ll have lots of lettuce and some green tomatoes. We expect plenty of vendors with a bounty of other fall produce: pumpkins, winter squash, winter greens, microgreens, peppers, sweet potatoes, potatoes along with farm-fresh staples such as eggs, meats, chicken, goat cheese, breads…AND….

We invite you to celebrate the end of the season with us in three ways:

  • Get active: Hula hooping at the market tomorrow! Faith Mahoney plans to bring her large assortment of hula hoops to share for anyone and everyone to keep warm and hoop to the music!
  • Get costumed: Preview your Halloween Costumes at the market! If you dare to dress up, at 10am we’ll award some creativity/participation prizes to the best-costumed vendor, volunteer, customer,board member, etc. Vendors, we’ll come around to look for costumes…everyone else, check in at the info booth at 10!
  • Get Fed: Come to the market Potluck! On Tuesday, Oct 29th all of our market community is invited to our end-of-season potluck dinner. Held at the Visitors Center: Doors open 5:30, dinner at 6, presentation on this year’s market and next year’s plans at 7pm. Bring a dish to share!

Music tomorrow: The Blue Ridge Entertainers Coleman Akin and Kris Truelsen play old time country music and blues.

Crafters for tomorrow:

  • Ginny Wall, “All Nature Sings”—our featured farmer this week!
  • Diane Thompson “Mt Riga Baskets”
  • Patrick Linkous, repurposed creations
  • “Momma Chappell’s herb & art”
  • Grizzwood
  • Tim Roberts Pottery

This week’s featured farmer is
All Nature Sings
Read about Ginny’s journey from artist to gardener to soapmaker…here:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

A store for the market

Plans are in the works for a farmers market storefront in the former Exxon Station on Boone Street (where the new brick plaza and trees are)!! This is a wonderful opportunity for our market and our community.

Many details still have to come together to make this a reality. Right now (before Nov 1st) it would help to have some info from all of you.

Whether you have shopped or sold at the market once or hundreds of times, your input is important and appreciated (and the surveys are short!)

Use these links:

For customers:

For vendors:

Thank you!
Jonesborough Farmers Market

Oct 19 and Know your Farmer

Our fall hours continue Saturday (9am-noon). This is so we don’t set up in the dark!

Tomorrow’s theme is ART…combine your visit to the market with a stroll through the annual ‘Art in the Park’ at the Storytelling Center or the women’s art exhibit at the McKinney Center. Find our very own Grizzwood (Bear), Tim Roberts Pottery and David Cook Photography at Art in the Park!

At the market we will have these crafters:

  • ReBlooms—garden art
  • Diane Thompson “Mt Riga Baskets”
  • Louise Nuttle “Only the Finest”

Other visiting vendors you’ll see tomorrow:

  • Earth Thyme Cleaners
  • Sheek Treats for pets


  • Rowdy Yates will be back with his Mountain View Bakery breads
  • Midway Fields Microgreens returns
    and lots of produce and bread and meat and cheese and MORE!

Vendors known to be away this week are: Uncle Rob and Stoney Slope Farm

This week’s featured “farmer” is
Earth Thyme
Read how four friends started their green business—and yes, they do grow their own thyme!

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

Oct 12 and Know your Farmer

*Thanks to everyone who ordered online last week!

We’re back for the last few weeks of our Saturday market! Look for crisp fall weather, lots of pumpkins to eat and decorate with…and please remember:

Our fall hours begin Saturday (9am-noon).

Music: Old Time tunes from Nokosee Fields and friends

In addition to our wonderful array of produce, egg, bread/baked goods, meat, cheese, plant and produce vendors, here are some notes for this week:

  • Eric Isenburg will join us with 4- and 6-inch potted sedum plants, some 1 gallon rosemary and lemon grass, and assorted perennials.
  • New vendor Paul Peterson will bring his fresh garden lettuce.
  • Midway Fields Microgreens will be away.

This week in the craft booth:

  • “All Nature Sings,” Herbal soaps by Ginny Wall
  • “Momma Chappell’s Herbs & Art”
  • Patrick Linkous (you know him from Stoney Slope farm) will be coming to market as a crafter this month! Come see his vases from prepurposed/reclaimed barn wood, bedsprings and glass!

This week’s featured farmer is
Tanya King
Read all about ArkAngel Farm here:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

ordering open for Oct. 7th pick up

Hello and welcome back, all you on-line Farmers Market fans.
Do we have a story for you?! It’s all about how you can get the best produce around delivered to the Visitor’s Center for quick and easy pick up…boy o boy!
Pick up time is Monday, October 7th at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center between 5 and 6 p.m.

We will see you there…JFM Managers

Online market & online farmer of the week

You’re getting your market message early to remind you that we’re ONLY online this week (no Saturday Market). But you can still get your farm-fresh produce, eggs, meats, cheeses and more with our easy ordering system!

  • The online market will open tomorrow at 5pm (you’ll get a message in your inbox when it does)
  • Shop anytime thru Sunday at noon.
  • Pick up your order on Monday 5-6pm at the visitors center.

    This week’s featured farmers are
    Andrew and Shirley Garst
    Read all about Valley Creek Farm and look for their fresh greens online tomorrow! You’ll also find Shirley’s recipe for good ol’ Southern greens and a newer twist on cooking Kale here:

See you online…and Monday!
Visitors Center

9/28 notes and Know Your Farmer

First, A BIG THANK YOU to so many people who came out in the RAIN to support the farmers market last Saturday, and AN EXTRA THANK YOU to all who remembered to bring a donation to the JAMA Food Pantry as well! We collected a full bushel basket of canned items and produce, plus made a contributed $225 to JAMA! Thanks!

Next week reminder: We do not have a market Oct 5th during the Storytelling Festival, but you don’t have to miss out on fresh local produce! You can order online starting at 5pm Friday Oct 4 for pick up on Monday the 6th at the Visitors Center. More details here (“the market” page of our website).

Tomorrow’s Music: “The Bluebirds” Husband and wife duo Ryan and Amy Bernard will play old-time music, straight from the heart and porch, to you.

HERBS are the theme in our rotating craft/specialty department:

  • “All Nature Sings,” Herbal soaps by Ginny Wall
  • “Earth Thyme” natural cleaning products
  • “Momma Chappell’s Herbs & Art”

This week’s featured farmers are
Jeff and Jolene Stratton
Read all about Chapo’s Chile Patch and find their stuffed popper recipe here:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

9/21: Support JAMA at the market tomorrow!

Help us fill this basket tomorrow!
The Farmers Market will be supporting tomorrow’s JAMA hunger walk by collecting donations at the market. JAMA is the Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association, and their Food Pantry serves an average of 45 Jonesborough-area families per month.
Ways you can contribute:

  • bring a boxed or canned item from home
  • purchase some extra potatoes, apples, or other long-keeping items at the market
  • make a cash/check donation to JAMA (give those at the info booth).

Tomorrow’s Forecast: 100% chance of fresh, local produce, meats, eggs, breads… :)
Lettuces should be especially good with the cooler, wet weather this week.

Music The Old Timers Band, 9-11am.

These crafters will be returning tomorrow:

  • Tim Roberts Pottery will be back
  • “Earth Thyme”, herbal cleaning products

This week’s featured farmer is

McIntosh Woods
Read Andy’s story and get guidelines for freezing produce here:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square