The market will open on Thursday, APRIL 25th BUT we will move from last year’s location back to Buck Mountain Episcopal Church, nestled under the canopy of trees in the Parish Hall parking lot. Because of changes taking place in the ‘downtown hub’ of Eville, we found it necessary to move as I alluded to in my earlier post. We are a wandering market but absolutely the best market to find wonderful produce, baked goods, plants, artisan wares, good cheer and community spirit.
I will not be managing the market this season. John Faulknier, our #1 Favorite Vendor for 2011 ( #2 last year) has agreed to step into the role along with his wife Pat. They have been a solid cornerstone to the Earlysville Farmers Market and I do appreciate their assisting me with this position. You will recognize them as our produce and Pork Barbecue vendors. They help make our market one of the most friendly, cohesive markets in the area. We radiate ‘good vibes’! Yes!!! Applications have gone out and soon John will be assembling our merry group.
Come see us, look for our green banner and cheerful tents, smiling faces and wonderful products!! Buck Mtn Episcopal Church can be found at 4167 Earlysville Road. The white w/ red door Parish Hall is just beyond the main Church parking lot on the right.
As we come closer to the end of the 2012 season I want to thank all of our supportive customers and our loyal, fabulous vendors. Our last day for this season will be October 18th. We have been very fortunate this year experiencing more agreeable weather, more customers and a marvelous variety of produce, plants, pulled pork, baked goods, artisan wares and other handmade / grown items. We do miss the Ren Man, Tom Curtis, whose fragrant soaps and lotions wafted throughout our market area. He has rejoined the workforce!! We wish him well. The return to our old location has brought us luck and provides us with a much more comfortable, inviting set up area. We thank Mr Whyte for this move. We are grateful that Tall Cotton, has been able to join us once again and it was through their suggestion, we now have a new, proud feather banner alerting everyone as they enter Earlysville, that the market is in full swing. P & J Greenhouse has graced us with their presence & healthy lovely plants. Congratulations to them on securing a VDACS inspection enabling them to sell Salsa & Pesto . A WIN WIN situation for all.
As the manager of the market as well as owner/baker of Little Neva’s Bakery, I have unfortunately been unable to attend the market since May. I am the caregiver for my elderly mother and regret that I will not be back this season. I really do miss the camaraderie of our super vendors and the interaction with customers. I look forward to next year! I’d like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Michelle Brubeck for taking hold of the market reigns in my absence. You are doing a super job!!
In the meantime …. we will once again offer the popular event of choosing your Favorite Vendor. Voting will begin on September 27th and end on October 4th, our Pumpkin Day! We will put out the ballots at the front of our market row. Results of the voting will be announced on October 11th, so come by and cast your vote for your favorite vendor!!
Pumpkin Day October 4th
Our bright welcoming banner!
Hopefully you have seen our wonderful banner ~ if you have any comments, questions or suggestions please feel free to contact us through this blog, email us or stop by and talk with Michelle Brubeck. Thank you!!
What to do with all the plentiful veggies from the farmers market or your own garden? Here is another recipe from King Arthur Flour using zucchini but you could also add whatever is market fresh and anxious to be gobbled up in your meal!
A lovely loaf of bread from Belleau Kitchen… I can smell the fragrance of the finished bread as if it were in my kitchen now. Try it and see how quickly it disappears… yummy! A plus.. you will find local HONEY at our market.
As is evident, I like Eating Well magazine!! I can always find a tempting healthy recipe for whatever occasion or whim, I may need to fulfill. A simple dessert. Easy, light and healthy. Choose from an array of fruits available at the farmers market.
I am certain you will find these recipes easy to use this summer. Crock Pots are wonderful time savers, or should I say freer uppers!! Assemble the meal in the morning and spend the day at the pool, gardening, take a day trip, go to a civil war battlefield, whatever, then stop at the market on your way home for some veggies, fruit and/ or dessert!! Enjoy that delish meal you already have waiting upon your return!
REMEMBER………. in case you crave PULLED PORK and don’t have it cooking in the crock pot, you can pick up locally made pulled pork from our #1 Favorite Vendor 2011, John Faulknier. He and wife Pat make delicious pulled pork. Look for their wooden PIG sign at their produce tent at the Earlysville Farmers Market.
Take a look at this unique unusually good yellow squash grown on Lettuce Grow Farm, in Barboursville. Make sure you stop by our market to see all manner of unique produce and fruit. We have the best fresh food in Earlysville!! Lettuce Grow Farm also has Gourmet Lettuce Blend, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Zucchini, Squash, Cucumbers (first of the season!), Swiss Chard, and hopefully: Onions, Carrots, Kohlrabi & Herbs