Ashe County Farmers’ Market Opening Day

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It’s back! Nestled in the heart of downtown West Jefferson and convenient to local dining and shopping, the market brings together everything great about Ashe County. You’ll find an array of fresh vegetables and fruits, local honey, molasses, maple syrup, homemade jams, jellies, and locally grown popcorn packaged for home popping and ready to eat in an assortment of flavors.

If you’re into greens, check out the assortments of pre-washed, organic and responsibly grown spinach, collards, arugula, multiple varieties of kale and lettuce and everything in between.

You can also find organic and non-organic garlics, goat cheeses, pimento peppers, shiitake mushrooms and all the colors of the rainbow represented with multi-colored beets, carrots, cauliflower and potatoes.

Seasonal fruits include fresh peaches and apples from the Brushy Mountains, local heirloom apples, cherries, grapes, blueberries and blackberries. Buy them fresh for eating now and for freezing for the winter months.

Fresh baked breads include Amish breads, sourdough bread, an assortment of pies and gourmet cakes. Black walnut banana bread, cinnamon bread and sugar-free fried pies are market favorites! Local grits and other grains are also available.

Visit the market for your plant starts, shrubs, ornamentals, trees and perennial and annual flowers. Nursery growers offer an abundant of ready-to-plant varieties. There are tomato plants, vegetable plants, common and hard to find herbs, heirloom apple trees and native plants, along with plenty of advice on how to grow them. Growers also specialize in dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias, along with day lilies and a variety of perennials and annuals ready to brighten your garden and home.

You’ll find local all natural beef and pork in a variety of cuts and sizes. Some vendors take pre-orders on specialty cuts and sizes. Look for fresh trout, pastured poultry, and local eggs from free-range chickens and quail.

Artisans feature craft pottery, woven baskets, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, paper, jewelry, flower art, and soy candles, along with organic and vegan soaps and body products. Fine wood crafts are prominent and include everything from skillfully crafted cutting boards to fine furniture.

When: Saturday April 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 am - 01:00 pm
Where: Backstreet in West Jefferson
For more information, visit: http://www.ashefarmersmarket.com/news-and-media/

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