Tomatoes, Eggplants, Bell Peppers at the Market this week!

This week’s market is sponsored by Eagledove Greenhouse. Check them out at the market this week as they’ll be demonstrating how to raise chickens and ducks in urban spaces! Be sure and visit them just around the corner from Oakley on Swannanoa River road. Interested in your business sponsoring the market, or know somebody who wants to show their support? Check out our sponsorship form for more information, or come see us at the info tent on market day!

 
If you missed it on the 6PM news, WLOS named steering committee member and market instigator Shelly Webb as the Person of the Week. Unfortunately she’ll be out of town this week, so the autograph requests will have to wait. Congratulations Shelly, you deserve it!

This week at the market, heirloom tomatoes should be coming in, along with eggplants, bell peppers, zucchinis, bush beans, and okra. Whisperholler farms still have some blackberries, peaches, apples, and nectarines. Get them while they last!

Vandele Farms is running a sale on boneless porkchops at $8/lbs, and all special order beef roasts are $5/lbs. Email Kathleen for special orders: kat@vandelefarms.com to special order any 3 to 4 lbs. roasts: Chuck, Shoulder, Eye of Round and London Broil. She’ll have them ready at market for pickup, if you email her quick!

Rachel’s Delectables is bringing mini cheesecakes for just $2 to satisfy your sweet tooth. Of if you prefer ice cream, the chocolate lab will be bringing some that you can top with their amazing chocolate treats! Look for organic lemonades and herbal ice teas to keep you cool during these hot summer markets!

Don’t forget, our new hours are 3:30-6:30pm! Bring the kids by the kids activity tent for face painting and a market wide scavenger hunt!

Want to show your support for the market, but only have a few dollars to give? Purchase an Oakley Farmers Market bumper sticker, available in the info tent. All proceeds go back to the market to keep the kids activities coming and the market running smoothly. Thanks for your support!

We’re always looking for volunteers to help setup or take down the market, or provide demonstrations of skills and maybe recipes using ingredients found at the market. Interested? Come see us at the info tent! See you tomorrow at the market!

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Fresh fruit, Cheesecake and Massages!

It looks like a particularly great week for the Oakley Farmers Market! The weather should be cool, and market will be hopping during our new hours, 3:30-6:30!

Enjoy July’s delights this week with blackberries, peaches, apple s and nectarines from Whispersholler Farms.  They also have temporary tattoos for the kiddos!  And what summer kitchen isn’t complete without okra!  Find it pickled from Tupelo Honey Cafe or fresh from our new vendors, Pisgah View Apartments Community Peace Garden.  We are thrilled to have the PVA Peace Garden at our market.  Their work to create a bountiful garden in the low income public-housing complex they call home is an incredible example of how grass roots movements can revive and redefine a community.  In addition to their produce, they have a delectable assortment of herbal iced teas and freshly made juices.

Other beautiful veggies and herbs you’ll find this week are purple and yellow beans, golden zucchinis, salt and pepper cucumbers, patty pan squash, amish paste tomatoes, Hungarian wax peppers, eggplant, thai basil and more.  And Gladheart Farm is still running their patio pepper plant sale at 25%off!

Sale! Sale! Sale!  Visit Vandele Farms for great savings.  Boneless pork chops are still on sale for $8/lb, in addition to all special order beef roasts for $5/lb!  Contact Kathleen at kat@vandelefarms.com to special order any of these 3 to 4lb roasts: Chuck, Shoulder, Eye of Round and London Broil.  Kathleen will have them ready for you at the market for pickup.

The market is a great place for gifts.  BonnyBath is offering Titania’s Garden, a seasonal summer blend of bath salts, scrubs and sprays containing hyssop, geranium and basil.  Adorn your sweetheart with enchanting copper and healing gemstone jewelry from Jenni Gems.  Jenni may not even be a teenager yet but she will impress you with her deep understanding of gems and stones!

We’re excited to welcome back our cheesecake baker Rachel of Rachel’s Delectables this week, massage therapist Jenna Prince-Farmer, as well as our newest vendor Ray Designs.  Keep an eye out for his well crafted tote bags. 

A very big thank you to Eagledove Greenhouse for becoming the most recent market sponsor! Interested in sponsoring the market? Check out our sponsorship form here.

OFM Bumper stickers are here!  These one-of-a-kind, all original stickers are a great way to deck out your wheels.  Come by the info tent to purchase yours for $3.00.  All proceeds benefit the growth of the market.

Kids and adults, come join us this week at the kid’s activity tent for a cool rope making demo!

Read on to see our new weekly recipe section, in addition to the variety of produce, artisanal foods and crafts our vendors will have for you.

Short on cash?  A number of our vendors accept credit cards.  Look for display signs at vendor stalls.

See you this Thursday, July 12 from 3:30pm-6:30pm!  Need directions?  Find us here.

The OFM is always on the lookout for volunteers.  You can help us in so many ways: setting up or breaking down the market, or better yet, offer up your knowledge and talents with a demonstration!  If you have any market related skills you’d like to share with us, please visit the info tent to chat about sharing those skills with the community!

Like what you see here?  Want to help spread the good word?  Sign up for the newsletter and forward it to friends and neighbors. Watch the market grow before your very own eyes!
See you Thursday!

Important Announcement: New Market Hours

In an effort to make our little market more accessible to those of us who work that good ol’ 9-5 schedule and to increase the viability of the market for our super-awesome vendors, we are officially changing our hours. Starting this Thursday, July 12th, the Oakley Farmer’s Market will now be open from 3:30 – 6:30pm. We hope this change will allow more of our friends and neighbors time to stop by and stock up on all the amazing goodies our vendors offer each week. Please help us spread the word about this change, and we hope to see you this Thursday from 3:30-6:30 at the market!

Happy 4th! Market day tomorrow!

The market will be offering some great summer items at the market all summer long!  Bonny Bath has a special summer line called Titania’s Garden: A lovely blend of geranium, basil and hyssop; available in bath salts, scrubs and sprays.  And you can take care of those annoying bug bites with Buck Naked All Natural’s itchy bug salve. Little ones especially love the relief!  Be sure to stay cool while you shop with Sakshi’s fresh squeezed organic lemonade or  ice cream from The Chocolate Lab!

Asheville FRESH Herbs has your hydroponically grown lettuce and arugula fresh and ready!  When these tender greens start sufferring in the heat of the summer, you can be sure that Asheville FRESH Herbs’ hydroponically grown, freshly harvested (morning of the market, of course!) greens are staying cool.  Also check out their beautiful and affordable handcrafted wooden cutting boards.   When you purchase one, you are supporting a great cause because Asheville FRESH creates employment opportunities for the developmentally disabled, one of whom creates the cutting boards.

Catch the sale on boneless pork chops from Vandele Farms.  One inch thick cuts that are great for grilling, normally $9/lb, on sale for $8/lb!

More veggies are ready for you!  Fiddlesticks Farm has three varieties of tomatillos, ready for your favorite salsa verde and marinade recipes.  Angel Ridge Farm has yellow beans, Gladheart Farm has lemon cucumbers, beautifully dark and glossy midnight zucchinis, and all potted patio peppers are on sale at 25% off!  
Need to satisfy a sweet tooth?  Visit Fletcher Village Bakery and delight in their new gluten free coconut macaroons with chocolate drizzle.  And if you haven’t noticed, the award winning Tupelo Honey Cafe has some awesome threads to add to your wardrobe.  A personal favorite is the Abbey Road themed T-shirt with four chickens crossing the street – good stuff!

Remember to bring your kids by the new kid’s activity tent for a DIY bubble wand activity!  And Oakley’s own musician Chris Farmer will be performing this week.

Short on cash?  A number of our vendors accept credit cards.  Look for display signs at vendor stalls.

Want to help out?  Oakley Farmers Market is looking for outdoor furniture donations.  We are also seeking volunteers to help keep the market flowing smoothly.  Come visit us at the info tent to sign up!

See you this Thursday, July 5 from 2pm-6pm!