We have some exciting news! As some of you are aware we have a new location for our 2018 Season – The Green Space across from the River Mills Lofts on Thompson Street. We are located by the corner of Stoner Road and Thompson Street.
It’s a lovely space, with sounds from the river and a hammock and picnic tables! Come stop by and say Hey!
We have some exciting news to share with everyone! We have moved to Highland Brewing Company (located on the other end of Fairview Road). They have offered us their outdoor event and music venue, the Meadow. Our hours will still be the same Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm. The new address is 12 Old Charlotte Hwy. Asheville, NC 28803.
We are excited about the new location because we feel that it does offer a friendlier atmosphere and a safer space for children to play. In many ways it offers solutions to the vendor and customer feedback we received last season.
We hope everyone has had a wonderful winter! Everyone at the Oakley Farmers Market has been working hard in our off season to keep everything on track for the 2017 season.
Our vendor application can be found here – https://goo.gl/forms/hrQi8CLn2BxUc8D72 or on our Forms tab of our website!
We have an Early Bird Member Vendor Special running until March, 31, 2017 – $150, after that date it is $175. Our season will run from May, 4 through September, 28, 2017. Every Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm.
NEW PLAYGROUND COMING TO THE MARKET!
-Please come out to help us clear the land and install the new equipment-
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out dates
Our Raffle to raise funds for the market, including a new Children’s Playground, was a BIG success!
Our second season is wrapping up, and the only sensible thing to do is throw another party! Join us October 3 during market hours from 3:30 – 6:30 for a lovingly prepared home cooked dinner from our vendor’s wonderful food. Stick around for a raffle drawing for gift baskets choc full of amazing gifts from our vendors, and tell the kids they have their own raffle drawing! See what else is in store for this great celebration:
Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
…And a whole lot more!
SEE YA THERE!
Summer Splash is Here!
We’re so excited to host yet another fun neighborhood party before summer ends! Let the kids play in the water and enjoy other fun activities like scavenger hunts, balloon art, and story time. Enjoy delicious samples from our vendors and enter our raffle contest for great prizes!!
Credit Cards now Accepted for Market Bucks!
We’ve been working hard to get our new “Market Bucks” to you, and it’s finally here! Come by the info tent and use your credit card for a quick, easy purchase of market bucks. Use them with any vendor throughout the entire market!
Blessing of the Backpacks
Hey kids, as part of the Oakley Farmer’s Market “Summer Splash” on Thursday, August 15, Pastor Rick from Oakley United Methodist will offer a Blessing of the Backpacks. So bring your backpacks to the market and Pastor Rick will offer a prayer for you and your backpack before the new school year gets under way. And tell the adults you know to bring their computer bags or other work-related bags, and Pastor Rick will bless those, too.
Spice it up this week with Cajun Sausage! Check out the recipe for these italian stuffed cabbages here!
Vandele Farms will be offering samples of cajun sausage, and if that’s not tempting enough, they’re alsoon sale at $5.50/lb (normally $6.50/lb)!
And check out these other new Items:
Garlic scapes, snow peas, spring mix, new potatoes, cucumbers and broccoli
Roses and Gardenias in bloom
broccoli ~ cherries ~ collards ~ cucumbers ~ garlic scapes ~ herbs ~ kale ~ mixed greens ~ mustard greens ~ new potatoes ~ onions ~ peaches ~ radishes ~ red leaf lettuce ~ romaine lettuce ~ shiitake mushrooms ~ snow peas ~ spinach ~ vegetable and herb starts
eggs ~ chicken ~ beef ~ pork ~ lamb ~ rabbit
artisanal breads ~ sweet and savory baked goods ~ glazed nuts ~ boiled peanuts ~ cheesecakes ~ raw chocolate ~ cacao shots ~ hanging flower baskets ~ potted plants ~ landscaping plants ~ bath salts, sprays and scrubs ~ handmade soaps ~ candles ~ jewelry ~ polymer clay crafts ~ handsewn items ~ pottery ~ glass art ~ herbal teas ~ organic clothing ~ cut flowers
Visit Whispersholler Farm to get peaches while they’re fresh!
Dig into pesto this week at Finally Farm. Toss it with some seasonal veggies available now, such as potatoes, snow peas, broccoli, or anything that catches your eye and tempts your palate! Voila, dinner!
Whole milk now available! Farm to Home Milk is now offering 100% grass fed creamline whole milk! This low temp pasteurized, non-homogenized milk preserves the naturally occurring probiotics in the milk. Come by the info tent to sample some and purchase a bottle!
Oakley Community Garden News! Please help us spread the word that our community garden is ready to give away free produce to those in need every Monday evening from 6:30pm to 8pm. If you would like to join our team and lend a hand, please email email@example.com to join the list serve. Workdays are Monday evenings at 6:30pm and Thursday mornings at 10am.
For the kids…Face painting and naturally flavored snow cones!
**And remember to check out our online calendar to see upcoming activities and events!
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See y’all Thursday!
Due to severe weather this afternoon, we will be erring on the side of caution and cancelling market today.
See y’all next week!