Market Millie Fest, August 8,  8 AM to 1 PM!

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

Locally grown fresh produce!  Live music! Craft! Local Author! Baked Goods! Eggs! AND much more!

Live entertainment from Jeff Hiner (southern rock, and country) from 9:30-11 and Bruce Allen (southern rock, bluegrass and original songs) from 11:30-1PM. You won’t want to miss these guys!

New Crafters joining the market:

Diamond Triple C Alpaca Ranch of Millboro with all things alpaca;

Cecilia Bemus, handmade cards for all occasions;

Catherine Smith, Trashion Jewelry and Accessories (Beautiful reuse of trash!); and Treasure Tree Jewelry, handcrafted custom wire-wrapped jewelry. http://www.treasuretreejewelry.com/

Patricia Foreman, Local Author

Patricia Foreman will be on hand with her new book, City Chicks: Keeping Micro Flocks of Laying Hens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.

City Chicks describes in detail how chicken’s “skill sets” can be employed in a “Hen-Have-More-Plan” for food production systems. Instead of using oil-based chemicals, chickens can help produce fertilizer and compost; they can turn yard waste into garden soil. Hens can also be used as mobile, clucking, (organic and non-toxic), pesticiders, herbiciders, and inceticiders.

This 460 page book has over 100 photos, sketches, and tables bringing visual clarity and simplicity to complex concepts.

City Chicks ushers in a new paradigm of how to use these versatile, clucking, fethered bi-peds in a variety of roles that help decrease carbon foot-prints, save tax paper dollars and support local food supply production.

By Patricia Foreman, the co-author of the best selling sustainable agriculture books:

  • Backyard Market Gardening: The entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What you Grow,
  • Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil and,
  • Day Range Poultry: Every Chicken Owner’s Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures.

Dick’s Chicks.

Dick Wager will join us with farm fresh eggs from his chicks. Dick’s Chicks are pastured poultry. Come talk with Dick about pasture fertility farming; joining the beef CSA; buying a raw milk share; or buying pasture broke chicken’s of your own.

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. 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:

  • Butter, fresh from Mountain View Farm!  We’ll also be sampling a new cheese, Jumpin’ Jack Chipotle! Butter and cheese 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, eggplant, 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!
  • New supply of cheese boards!  Pair a board and a block of cheese for a delicious and functional gift!

** Farm to You does not plan to be at the market on August 15, so stock up!

Soothing Herbals

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..

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

American Farmland Trust is holding the first ever America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest to raise national awareness about the importance of supporting fresh food from local farms and farmers. The voting will be open until midnight EST on August 8th, 2009, the end of National Farmers Markets Week.

As of today, the Williamsburg Farmers Market is #1 in the country and leading West Virginia by a narrow margin of 60 votes.   Don’t delay, vote today at http://www.farmland.org/vote and send this message to your friends, relatives and neighbors.

Track the progress on:

http://action.farmland.org/site/PageNavigator/Americas-Favorite-Farmers-Markets/top_farmers_markets

Happy Farmers Market Week!

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