Spring Fling this Thursday!

Come to the Spring Fling this Thursday!
Come for the community, stay for the prizes!

Stop by the info tent and enter your name to win one of three $10 gift certificates to the market!  Winners will be notified via email within the week.

Let the kids loose at the market to explore a real tractor from Gladheart Farm, a goat petting area, a kid’s food demo with Slow Foods’ FEAST program, face painting, balloon artistry, a flower planting activity, and a puppet show at 4:30 with Handspun Tales.
 
Visit with community partners:

  • Merrimon Family Chiropractic will be here doing complimentary spinal screenings
  • Compost Now Asheville will be here to introduce you to their new compost delivery service
  • Asheville Neighborhood Committee coordinators want to hear from you about Oakley!

Music this week from Mattick Frick!

What’s Fresh This Week
Sales:
Finally Farm has chives, epazote, parsley, golden thyme and sage on sale!
New Items:
Boiled peanuts y’all!  Grab a bag at Sakshi’s Swiss Vending!
Stop by Julie Howerth Designs and pick up a men’s leather cord necklace just in time for Father’s Day!

Produce

strawberries ~ radishes ~ shiitake mushrooms ~ vegetable and herb starts ~ mixed greens ~ mustard greens ~ spinach ~ kale ~ red leaf lettuce ~ romaine lettuce ~ nettles ~ herbs ~ radishes ~ collards 

 

Meat

eggs ~ chicken ~ beef ~ pork ~ lamb ~ rabbit

…And more!

artisanal breads ~ sweet and savory baked goods ~ glazed nuts ~ boiled peanuts ~ cheesecakes ~ raw chocolate ~ cacao shots ~ hanging flower baskets ~ potted plants ~ landscaping plants ~ yerba mate energy bars ~ photo cards ~ bath salts, sprays and scrubs ~ handmade soaps ~ candles ~ jewelry ~ polymer clay crafts ~ handsewn items ~ coffee (plus fresh ground bulk) ~ coffee ice pops ~ fruit popsicles ~ kid’s accessories ~ magnets ~ pottery ~ glass art ~ herbal teas ~ organic clothing ~ cut flowers

Vote for the OFM for Best of WNC!
It’s that time of year again, and the Oakley Farmers Market would love your vote for the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC contest!  Vote here by June 5!

 

Food & Faith Conference at Oakley United Methodist Church (home of the farmers market)

June 7 – 8

All are invited to the Food & Faith Conference at Oakley UMC, to engage in discussion about faith communities’ important role in addressing hunger and food security issues in our communities.  The weekend kicks off with a Friday night concert with Charles Pettee and Folk Psalm.  Show begins at 7:30pm.  Saturday speaking events will be lead by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba, leaders of the food and faith movement.  Saturday events will go from 10am to 3pm.  All events are open to the public.  Stay tuned for more info!

 

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