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Tomorrow's market, Know Your Farmer

The Saturday Market got off to a great start last week! Thanks to all who came out to kick off the season!

Tomorrow’s music will be by: “The Old Timers,” starting at 9.

Breakfast options abound at the market: come and stay a while with coffee & muffins, cinnamon rolls, fried pies…and Courthouse Cafe offering biscuits with eggs, bacon, sausage!

Last Call for a market Tshirt orders! Place your order at the market info booth tomorrow—Cost is $15.

Also in town tomorrow: Arbor day festivities with a variety of vendors at the Storytelling Center.

And now for this week’s Know your farmer! Click here to learn more about our “Plant Man” Perry Phillips.

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

Opening day!

The Saturday Market is back!

Tomorrow’s music will be by: “The Symphony Rags” with Brandon Story, starting at 9.

This season we welcome back 35 vendors who have sold with us before, and we hope you’ll help us welcome these new vendors who will be joining us:

  • Claudia Randolph, produce, eggs and honey
  • John & Pat Lynch, Farmhouse Gallery baked goods and coffee
  • Carol Rouse, Carol’s Cakes
  • Ginny Wall, watercolors and “All Nature Sings” natural bath productt. Ginny will be at the market two times per month.
  • Angie Sheek, Sheek’s Treats (baked treats for dogs) Angie will be at the market about once per month.

Also New this year: the Old Courthouse Diner plans to be open for breakfast!

The weekly prize drawing is back! Each week you may enter your name for for a chance to win our $25 gift certificate drawing the following week! This is our "frequent shopper reward…if you’re at the market each week, be sure to enter!

Remember: Debit, credit and EBT cards can be used at the market. EBT customers may get up to a $10 bonus when using thier cards. See the info booth for details.

Did you want a market Tshirt and we ran out of your size? Place your order at the market info booth by May 11—Cost is $15.

And now, proudly introducing…Know your farmer! This is a weekly series that will be featured in local papers and shared here as well. The unique thing about our market is that you can only sell it if you grow it…so you can really know your farmer and learn about how your food is raised. We hope you will get to know your farmers as you shop, and learn even more through these interviews. First up: Chris Wilson aka “the lamb lady”


Read Chris’s story here. And enjoy an easy, award winning recipe here for Southern Lamb and Grits.

And please come see Chris…and all our other fine vendors tomorrow morning!
Courthouse Square

Online thanks, May 4th, Farm to Table

First, a big THANK YOU to the many customers who supported the online market all winter. More than 90 new customers placed their very first orders online this winter, and the variety offered for sale online was greater than ever. Your farmers thank you!

Now it’s time to think about Saturdays!
Our first market will open Saturday May 4th at 8am. At that time, tickets will go on sale for our August 24th Farm to Table fundraising dinner. If last year was any indication, it will sell out quickly, so don’t wait if you want a ticket!

After today, these weekly messages from our website will now arrive in your inbox on Fridays—bringing market news and a new feature this year: a weekly recipe and a chance to “know your farmer”! In addition, many vendors will post information about their offerings on our facebook page.

Look for the first installment this Friday!

Thanks again for supporting your local farmers—

Market open for April 24th pick up

LAST CALL, LAST CALL,for on-line market.
Saturday market begins on May 4th, so this is your last chance to have a nice basket of your selections just waiting for you to swing by and pick up.
We’d like to thank all of our loyal customers and splendid vendors for making this year’s market the biggest, most successful ever! We hope your experience has been as wonderful as ours. Thanks a million.
And…as always, vendors bring their products between 4:30 and 5:15, customers pick up from 5:30 to 6:00.

See you there, the Market Managers

market open for April 17th pick up

Market Fans, next to last chance to enjoy the pleasures of on-line shopping! Lettuce and herbs starting to appear, so order early but don’t forget the usual array of excellent eggs, meat products, baked goods, not to mention, soaps,chili powder, etc, etc. etc.
Vendor delivery 4:30 to 5:15, customer pick up from 5:30 to 6:00.
Saturday market starts May 4th.

See you Wednesday, the Market managers

Order online for April 10 pickup

Market is open! Happy shopping. Orders placed now through Tuesday will be available for pick up Wednesday at the Visitor’s Center from 5:30-6pm.

This week we bid farewell to Gabe and Charity of Good Fork Farm. Gabe and Charity have found jobs in Asheville and have closed their Tennessee kitchen. We regret that more notice wasn’t possible (so we could all order one last chocolate croissant!) We wish them well! Their jams will be available online until sold out.

As ever, thanks for your support of our market!

Market open for April 3rd pick up

Happy Easter Everyone.
Hope that your Easter table was as full of locally grown products as ours.
Only four more on-line markets left…that can only mean that Saturday market will soon begin! (May 4th, to be exact.)
Our on-line market hours are, as usual,farmers deliver from 4:30 to 5:15. Customer pickup from 5:30 to 6:00.

See you there,
the Market Managers

Market Open for Shopping for Wed 3/27 Pick-Up

Hello Market Fans,
Greens are coming in, Easter is coming up soon, and eating is still in fashion. Take advantage of our offerings this week and celebrate Easter dinner with locally grown food.
Wed pick-up as usual – vendors deliver 4:30 to 5:15, shoppers pick up 5:30 to 6.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Market Managers

Correction on Pick up Time JB Market

Market Pick Up Time Correction—- On Wednesday March 20, Vendors deliver 4:30 to 5:15, Customers Pick up 5:30 to 6.
Market Manager spaced out while typing the original message…so sorry.

Mkt open for Mar 20th pick up

Really, it’s spring…REALLY!… because if you buy stuff this week, you get to pick up on the SOLSTICE! What could be better than THAT!?
Farmers deliver 4:30 to 5:15; Customer pick up 4:30 to 5;00

See you there, The MKT Managers