Hello from the Bath County Farmers Market!
Yesterday evening Donna and I met at the market pavilion to talk about upcoming “special” markets. What a gorgeous evening it was with the birds singing, a cool breeze blowing, the mountains standing tall. But it was the freshly baled hay still in the field behind the market that said “summer here!” Having put up hay many times in my youth I really appreciate the efficiency of round bales but more so not having to be a part of putting hay in the barn! So if cows are fed round bales do they get a square meal?
This is a sampling of what you will find at the market this week. The beauty of the market are the surprises that growers and producers bring weekly!
Don’t forget you can have a breakfast sandwich made to order by Sylvia!
Barky’s Bites–Homemade dog treats and dried catnip made by the Yarrow sisters
Fresh eggs!
Baked Goods fresh from the Buckhorn Inn (be sure to check out Sylvia’s cookbook!); DJ’s Whiteway Restaurant; and the Folks family. These talented bakers bring to the market:
White, wheat, and sourdough bread and rolls
Cookies
Brownies
Chessbars
Cupcakes
Cakes beautifully iced
Fruit and Cream Pies (a wonderful gift for a friend or fast dessert for a family gathering!)
Pound Cakes
AND much much more!
Farm to You table is a locavore’s delight! Check out these wonderful treats!
Local cow’s milk cheese from Mountain View Farm
Fair trade coffee roasted by Grains of Sense in Fairfield — we’ll be brewing it at the market, so come enjoy a cup!
Local honey, including honey with comb
Raspberry jam
Seasonal produce
Cheese and bread boards, handmade from native woods — great gift item! (BEAUTIFUL!)
Goat’s milk soap
Local Produce:
Onions
Greens–phenomenal salads!
Blueberries are coming –
Cucumbers
Green Beans
Possibly Tomatoes
Squash
AND more!
Handcrafted herbal body products from Soothing Herbals. Bug-off is a phenomenal product that smells wonderful and does a terrific job!
Places to go and things to do this weekend:
1.  Bath County Farmers Market 8 AM to Noon, stop for a fresh cup of coffee and a baked treat!
2.  26th Annual State Moto Guzzi Rally at Glen Maury Park, 800-555-8845 for more information, June 26-28.
3.  Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show, Virginia Horse Center, June 24-27th. 540-464-2950.
4.  Magic in the Mountains Festival, Covington. June 26-27th.
5.  Swim in Lake Moomaw
6.  Take a slow drive through the Bullpasture River Gorge
7.  Watch the sunset from Warm Springs Mountain
8.  Take a nap!
9.  Laugh!
Hoping to see you at the market!
Harmony and Donna
PS.  Wanted:  Craft vendors and musicians to add merriment and interest to the upcoming Market Millie Fest on August 8th!
PSS. Upcoming Markets:  Craft August 8, Sept 12, and Oct 10; Chef demonstrations July 11, Aug 8, Sept 12, Oct 10; Youth July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19, Oct 17
PSSS–What is pumpkin flinging?
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