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!

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