Puppies and Kittens and Veggies, Oh My!

Believe it or not, only five more market days remain in our first season with you.  This calls for a celebration, so join us for the first annual Harvest Festival on October 25!  The festival will run the length of the market from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.  Enjoy delicious prepared food from our vendors’ freshest harvests, live music, kids’ and pets’ costume contests with prizes, scavenger hunts, gift basket raffle prizes, antique farming equipment, fresh-pressed apple cider and much more.  Food and raffle tickets will be available by donation to benefit the growth of the market.  Check out our Facebook page, blog and newsletters for more information coming soon!

Visit with fellow community do-gooders Brother Wolf Animal Rescue this week!  Furry friends await you and your kids for adoption, or at least petting, this week.  And of course the kids can enjoy story time with the Oakley Library at 5pm.  Enjoy music this week from the market’s favorites, JP Furnas and Chris Porter.

It will be a packed market this week, with beautiful produce, new vendors and old favorites.  You’ll find collards, arugula, lettuce, mustard, mixed baby greens, kale varieties, celtuce and napa cabbage.  Colorful long scarlet radishes and golden and blue potatoes are in abundance, plus winter squash varieties, half runner beans, giant sweet potatoes, garlic, and late summer eggplants and peppers.  And a little bit of summer is back with Gladheart Farm’s second crop of cucumbers!

Our friends at Vandele Farms will be gone the next two weeks, but they’ll return October 11 with sales on bone in soup meat and breakfast sausage.  Don’t hesitate to email Kathleen at kat@vandelefarms.com if you ever want her to bring different meat items to the market for you to peruse.  Have you ordered your Thanksgiving turkey yet?  Stop by Which Came First Farm to sign up for the perfect sized bird for your holiday needs.

Sweet or salty?  Why choose?  Visit Looking Glass Creamery for their decadent new bourbon vanilla goat milk caramel.  Great on apple slices, warm crescent rolls, or on a spoon!  Grab new glazed walnuts from Sakshi’s Old Fashioned Glazed Nutsmini cheesecakes from Rachel’s Delectables, sea salt caramels from The Chocolate Lab, or savory hot pretzels from Buller Bavarian Pretzels.

Back by popular demand, Bonny Bath is offering half pint jars of her wonderfully aromatic bath salt blends.  Get them for $8 a jar or 3 for $20.  Visit Smart Mrs. Evans for wonderfully scented homemade laundry detergent.  And High Country Nursery is back this week with an array of landscape trees and shrubs.  

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