October is upon us, which brings beautiful scenery and a kickoff to all of the fun fall holidays. But did you know that October is also National Fire Safety Month? Bring the kids down to visit the Oakley Fire Station #9 Fire Truck at 4pm! Our dedicated Oakley firefighters will provide educational fun for everyone. And if parents need any help with car seat installation, they got you covered! Of course kid time wouldn’t be complete without the Oakley Library 5pm children’s story time. And enjoy music this week from Tristan Buie-Collard.
We’ve had many changes at the market lately. Some of our wonderful vendors are done early for the season. Natalie Horne, from Natalie’s Naturals, is expecting her baby girl in just a couple of weeks. We wish her well and hope for a safe, healthy labor and delivery. Good luck Natalie! Our friend Lorri Helms from Angel Ridge Farm is busy preparing for events and festivals. We miss her smiling face and adorable baby goats! We look so forward to a visit with her goats again, so stay tuned! And our lovely vendor Catherine Classen from Finally Farm is working on healing an old injury so she can join us again next season.
For you fall gardeners, visit Asheville FRESH Herbs this week for fall transplants of broccoli, lettuce and brusselsprouts. The best part is they come in biodegrable newspaper cups for easy planting! Welcome our new vendor, High Mountain Mushrooms, for delicious shiitake mushrooms, polymer and sewn crafts . Continue to enjoy fall greens such as collards, lettuce, arugula, mustard, tot soi, mixed baby greens, kale varieties, endive and more. Find long scarlet radishes, turnips, golden and blue potatoes, winter squash varieties, half runner beans, giant sweet potatoes, garlic, and late summer eggplants, okra and peppers.
Our friends at Vandele Farms will be gone the next two weeks, but they’ll return October 18 with sales on bone in soup meat and breakfast sausage. Don’t hesitate to email Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
As always, we can’t wait to see you this Thursday (3:30 – 6:30pm) at the market!