Hello from the Bath County Farmers Market!

What will you find at the market this week? The following is by no means an inclusive list of what you will find at the market. Produce is influenced by a wide variety of factors: animals (deer being the worst in our area!), insects, weather (farmers spend half their time wishing it would rain and the other half wishing it would stop), and time (time to sow- time to harvest- sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day!). Some products are waning and others are waxing bountiful.

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cucumbers
  • Egg Plant
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Salad Mix
  • Squash
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Come to the market ready for surprises!

One of the marvelous aspects of shopping at any farmer’s market is the variety not only of produce but vendors. The following are regular vendors at the market but they are by no means inclusive of everyone you will find at the market!

Farm to You

  • New cheese!  We’ll be sampling the “Jumpin’ Jack with Chive” from Mountain View this Saturday.  We’ll also have the old stand-bys (Marmac, Lusk and McClure).  All are made with milk from the dairy cows at Mountain View Farm in Fairfield .
  • Coffee, anyone?  We’ll have a full range of blends, including Espresso, Italian, French Roast, Vienna and ” Full City ” – locally roasted (& fair trade organic)
  • Local honey, including Whistle Creek Apiaries Tulip Poplar Honey, featured in Edible Blue Ridge magazine
  • Garlic, tomatoes, collards, eggplant, salad mix, sweet white onions, chard, kale, & more
  • Goat milk soap, wrapped and ready to go as a fun hostess, thank you, or birthday gift — or just for yourself!
  • Beautiful, handmade cheese and bread boards.  Pair a board and a block of cheese for a delicious and functional gift!

Buckhorn Inn

Homemade bread: Salt rising *NEW*; sourdough; multi-grain; whole wheat; and white.

Cakes. Cookies. Fruit Pies. Cream Pies. Date squares. And more very tasty baked treats! Don’t miss Sylvia’s cookbook for cooking tips and wonderful recipes!

Bruce’s Candy and Syrup

Maple syrup, candy, and fudge made from Highland County maple syrup. Pound cakes. Chessbars. Fresh cut flowers. Produce. AND more.

Brinkley Hill Farm.

You will find Edgar is in his garden today picking fresh produce for the market tomorrow! Not only is he an amazing farmer but also a terrific guitar player!

DJ’s Whiteway Restaurant

Pull-a-part bread; fruit and cream pies; and much more!

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm: Lavender body lotion and beautiful soaps.

Green Aces Farm: Farm Fresh Eggs.

James Statham: Variety of in-season produce and shitake mushrooms from Cowpasture River Farm.

What to do in Bath , Highland and Rockbridge Counties this weekend!

August 1. 2009 Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge, Monterey , VA.

Live music outdoors at the Mill Creek Café! Bruce Allen (Country, Pop, Gospel and Original tunes): 7-10 PM, Friday, July 31and 3-6 PM, August 2. Eric LaRock (Folk, Blues, and Country) , 7-10 PM Saturday, August 1. No Cover! 540-319-4007.

July 31, 2009 – August 1. Jimmy Fortune and Friends Music Weekend. “The greatest tenor voice in country music.” Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista , VA. 800-555-8845.

Check the Community Calendar in the Recorder, the newspaper for the Highlands for more happenings in the area.

Coming up!

Market Millie Fest, August 8, 2009. Celebration of National Farmers Market Week! Live music, craft, and more! Press release to follow!

See you at the market!

Harmony and Donna

The Bath County Farmers Market creates the opportunity for people to buy locally grown and produced products every Saturday starting at 8 AM and ending at noon from June 6 to October 24, 2009.
Find pictures of the market and more information at www.bacofarmmkt.com
Posted by Donna