Friday, May 2, 2008

Farmers' markets May 3 - 9

Saturday May 3 (7:30am-noon at Main & High Sts.) is the opening day of the Oxford Farmers' Market Uptown season. The following vendors will be in attendance:

Boulder Belt Farm: pastured Cornish hens, lettuces, asparagus, radishes, leeks, dried herbs, cut fresh herbs, popcorn, potted perennial herbs, strawberry planters
Artistry Farm: goat cheese, duck eggs, baked goods, goatsmilk soaps, natural fertilizers, goat kids, beeswax candles
Salem Road Farms: bedding plants
Willow Pond Farm: produce
Ison Farm: lamb
5Gs: barbecue sauce, barbecued meats.
Downing Fruit Farm: honey
Mary's Plant Farm: cut flowers, baked goods, bedding plants
Locust Run Farm: lettuce
Morning Sun Farm: meats, eggs, grains

Tuesday May 6 is the opening day of the Wyoming Farmers' Market season. The market is Tuesdays 3 - 7pm at the corner of Wyoming Ave and Van Roberts. This week's Second Tuesday Chef features Dan Berger of Maple Grove Farm. Watch a cooking demonstration, sample food and buy maple syrup from this farm near Lebanon.

Vendors in attendance this week:

Back Acres Farm: Free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and whole hog sausage.
Bee Haven: Creamed honey, honey, beeswax candles, hand salve, lip balm, soap, hot/cold rice packs, strawberry-rhubarb jam, biscotti made with honey.
Blackbird Pond: Soap, foot bath teas, and a new southernwood moth sachet for putting away winter clothes.
Branstrator Farms: Green and purple asparagus, jams and strawberry lemonade.
Donna's Gourmet Cookies: ookies, brownies, iced flower cookies, granola and a limited number of Taste from Belgium waffles.
La Terza Coffee: Whole bean and ground, locally roasted coffee in half-pound and 1-pound bags
R.J. Veggies: Lettuce, green onions, parsley, basil, sage, chives, coriander, chamomile, chickory, endive, hanging flower baskets, hanging cherry tomato baskets, and pepper, tomato, broccoli and cauliflower plants. (This vendor accepts WIC.)
Sweet Miss Confections: Biscotti (chocolate almond, lemon poppy seed, almond brickle and cranberry apricot), Lil Bitz cookies, chocolate pretzels, chocolate dipped marshmallows, carmelicious corn, cookie pops, double chocolate banana bread, banana bread, plus Mother's Day cookie bouquets and gift baskets.
That Guy's Family Farm: Mesclun mix, lettuce mix, green garlic, fresh-baked boule bread and tulips.
Walnut Ridge Acres: Micro mix, gourmet salad mix, fresh herbs, herb and vegetable plants, geraniums, petunias, fern baskets, arugula, sunflower shoots, radishes, and onions.

Tuesday is also opening day of the Sayler Park Farmers' Market (4 - 7pm 6610 Parkland Ave.) Among their vendors this week will be Carriage House Farm with lettuce mixes, spinach, and radishes.

At the Findlay farmshed (1801 Race St, Saturday 8am-6pm) the following vendors will be attending:

Back Acres Farm: eggs, beef cuts, whole-hog sausage
Bauer Farm: cut flowers, container tulips
Kist Greenhouse: bedding plants, many of them already in bloom
Margaret's Garden: herb plants, pansies, violas, perennials, rosebushes, cut flowers
Mockingbird Hill: cut flowers including ranunculus
Neltner's: hanging baskets, bedding plants
Northgate Greenhouse: bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and landscape plants
Shady Grove: lettuce mix, swiss chard, green garlic, herbs, tomato plants, maybe basil seedlings
Thistlehair Farm:asparagus, spinach, spring mix, chard, arugula, sorrel, cut herbs, honey, asparagus crowns, heirloom tomato plants, potted herbs, hostas, a few perennials.

The Boone Co. Market is open daily now, 9am - 6pm at 1973 Burlington Pike.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this run-down of what we can find locally! So helpful!