Baby Goats Return, Kid’s Art Activity and More at the Market this Week!

What fun we had last week!  We can all agree that the kids had the most fun, between the baby pygmy goats and an energized story time.  And when the kids have fun, we know we’ve been successful.  We want to thank all of you for helping make our Oakley Farmers Market the most kid friendly around!  It keeps getting better too.  Welcome back Angel Ridge Farm’s baby pygmy goats this week for round 2 of the naming contest and bottle feeding.  Remember to check the newsletter next week for the winners, who can claim their prize at the Sep. 6 market.  The Oakley Library 5pm children’s story time has been such a hit that they will be extending it throughout September.  Keep on coming and it may just last the rest of the season!

Welcome our newest sponsor this week, Roots and Wings School of Art.  The creative force behind this amazing visual arts preschool, Ginger Huebner, will be joining us for a kid’s collage and simple water color project at 4pm!

Change is in the air…  You can still enjoy tomatoes as they reach the end of their harvest, and other old favorites remain: nectarines, corn, chanterelle mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, bush beans and more.  Welcome new crops of muscadine grapes, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and a variety of winter squash: acorn, sweet dumpling and delicata.  Remember that fall is a great time to plant perennials.  Visit Finally Farm for the perennial plant sale!

Get your kids off to a healthy start at school with Bonny Bath’s Thieves Spray.  This immunity building blend of cinnamon bark, clove bud, eucalyptus radiata, lemon and rosemary (from Young Living Essential Oils) will arm little ones against the germs that love them.  And visit our new vendor, Smart Mrs. Evans, for the coolest homemade laundry detergent around.  Peruse enticing scents such as Rosamary Eucalyptus, Mountain Lavender, Geranium, and Line Dried (unscented).  All blends are great for sensitive skin, and you can return your bottle for a discount on your next batch!

Remember that the market is a great place for tasty treats!  Visit our newest vendor, Buller Bavarian Pretzels for warm, savory pretzels in different flavors.  For your sweet tooth, visit Sakshi for delicious glazed pecans and almonds and fresh squeezed lemonade, grab a cup of ice cream from The Chocolate Lab, get baked goods from Fletcher Village Bakery, or sample Rachel’s Delectables different mini cheesecakes, available gluten free, or with cow or goat dairy base.  Visit Gladheart Farm for yerba mate energy bars, in three different flavors.

Stock up on pork and beef before winter prices increase!  Visit Vandele Farms for great sales on cube steak at $4/lb and all roasts at $5/lb.  It’s never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving.  Stop by Which Came First Farm to put in your order for Thanksgiving turkeys.

Sounds like a great time to visit your neighborhood market! Can’t wait to see you there!

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