The distraction of some social media takes it’s toll on the creative aspects of blogging and veggie talk!

It’s been about month since my last market post. It’s not that we don’t have much to say but we can easily and quickly convey progress and information on our FB page. Unfortunate! FB has it’s place in the communication world since it keeps things fast and short but it’s too easy and quick!  I remember deriving so much pleasure out of creating a blog post, honing it, searching for the best descriptive words while announcing the latest market news.   I really must return regularly to this medium to expand on our market news!

John's juicy peaches

John’s tasty peaches

 

Savi selling her soothing salve

Savi selling her soothing salve

 

local blueberries

local blueberries

 

The weather has been hot and humid but thus far we have escaped the usual storms and rain that have plagued us in previous years.    Whatever the afternoon brings us, we do hope it brings us the smiling friendly faces of our steady customers.    The season is humming along  becoming more plentiful each week, filling up the vendor tables with wonderful choices for you.

Stop by.  We’ll be ever so glad to see ya!

 

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MAY 7 … will you be there, where?

Less than a month away, the market will open on MAY 7, still on Thursdays but we are returning to an old location, the parking lot just past the intersection of Earlysville Rd and Reas Ford Rd / Earlysville Forest Dr. Back by popular demand!

We hope to see all the Eville Forest residents walk over to check out our bounty and visit with old friends, ahem, our wonderful vendors!

I’ll post a picture from prior years to remind you of our location! Be back soon.

We’re approaching mid season, have you stopped by yet?

We do offer such a wonderful variety of vegetables, color, aroma, sweet, sour and pickled items.   Pies, breads, cookies, tortes, gluten free, sugar free and all butter delights!  Free ranging chicken, barbecue pork, slaws, pesto, gosh you name it and we will provide you with fabulous meal fixings.    Top off with one, two or three of our dessert items too!

Books, soaps, lotions, birdhouses, plants, flowers, crocheted caps, hats and popcorn!

We see more of our former customers every week as well as new ones.  Yes, we are thrilled and lately the weather has been gorgeous.

Here are some of our amazing vendors’ handmade or grown items:

Margaret and Bruce Thacker''s plants

Margaret and Bruce Thacker”s plants

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The Roper Family blueberries, soaps and more

The Roper birdhouses

The Roper birdhouses

Restoration Produce

Restoration Produce

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Tomatoes, peppers, pickles etc

Harold Woodson Historical Book and his pickles

Harold Woodson Historical Book and his pickles

Harold Woodson's vegetables

Harold Woodson’s vegetables

Sylvanaqua Farms Breads, Eggs, Chicken

Sylvanaqua Farms Breads, Eggs, Chicken

Sylvanaqua Pies

Sylvanaqua Pies

P & J pickled items. YUM

P & J pickled items. YUM

P & J Greenhouse produce

P & J Greenhouse produce

Little Neva's Bakery Pound Cakes and Cookies

Little Neva’s Bakery Pound Cakes and Cookies

Ben's Baked Goods

Ben’s Baked Goods

Rocky Road Produce Berries

Rocky Road Produce Berries

Eggs, of course!

Eggs, of course!

We’ll capture more images soon.  Meanwhile do come by, again and again!!

 

 

 

2 months into the market, weather dominates!

7.3 stormy2 - Copy 7.3 stormy - CopyIt’s summer, the weather is unpredictable,  it seems that difficult weather lands on Thursdays, but I’m sure other markets think their day is the unlucky one, so I repeat, it is summer.   The market this day was dominated by rain, heavy with accompanying thunder and lightening.  We sat in our vehicles for about 20 minutes before deciding to vacate the parking lot.  I witnessed one customer appearing in rain gear and with vigilance rapped on Harold’s truck window.   So a transaction was accomplished in the pouring rain and thunder.  Harold and I ( who wants baked goods in the pouring rain?) then left, leaving John to fend for himself.  Apparently he entertained a few customers and arrived home soaking wet, including the truck interior, which he then employed a hair dryer to dry out .

On a positive, dry note, we welcome back, Lettuce Grow Farm.  They previously vended @ Eville Mkt for 3 yrs so we are so pleased to have them back.    Luscious vegetables, home grown, pesticide free, yummy and nutritious!

So drop by ……. THU 4 -7 pm, we have so much to offer for your healthy meals, including dessert, your well being, garden, satisfaction and smiles galore for a good time if you stop by the Earlysville Farmers Market!!

WE HAVE A DATE!! Are you ready?

The market will open on Thursday, May 1st @ the Buck Mountain Episcopal Church on 4167 Earlysville Road, our location last year.
Come join us. You’ll see our familiar friendly faces plus some new members.

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tomatoes and squash, great in salads, soups, sauteed, sauces

tomatoes and squash, great in salads, soups, sauteed, sauces

Sassy Strawberry Pie

Sassy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pam & Jimmy' s veggies

Pam & Jimmy’ s veggies

Little Neva's Macaroon Fudgies

Little Neva’s Macaroon Fudgies

Asiago, Artichoke and Spinach Souffle, something to munch on waiting for the market

I love my breakfast food!   Mix up a morning treat and while munching on the artichoke, spinach bites, think of all the wonderful veggies that soon will be available in the months to come from the market!

Try this rich-tasting cheese, artichoke and spinach soufflé recipe for your next brunch. If you can’t find artichoke bottoms—literally the bottom of the artichoke heart without the leaves attached—you can substitute regular canned artichoke hearts instead. Just be sure to pat them very dry to prevent your soufflé from being too wet.

Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Souffle  another yummy recipe from Eating Well

Asiago, Artichoke & Spinach Soufflé Recipe