Highland Farmers’ Market – Grazing and Grilling!

  

 

Grazing and Grilling!

Friday, July 11th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

 What would summer be without steaks or hamburgers on the grill? Or maybe you prefer lamb or pork? Whatever your preference, come by the market for the finest in local meat for the grill, along with all the fixings – produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

 

Allegheny Mountain School Demo:

Topping it All Off -Homemade Salad Dressings

  

Plus: Pressure Canner Testing by Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Green beans, blueberries, raspberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, onions, green tomatoes, honey, jams, beef and lamb

Petra Plantation – Eggs, herbs (fresh and dried), salad greens

Riven Rock Farm – Beef and pork

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps, lotion, balms, local honey

Susanna Baxter – Apple and magnas squares, baklava, graham cracker/coconut rolls, pretzels, cookies, cream puff shells, flax seed muffins, cheesy snacks, pretzels

Sweetrose Farm – Berries, cucumbers

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants, flowers, microgreens and fruit trees

Wild Roots Produce Red, white and blue new potatoes, garlic, cucumbers, cabbage, broccoli, kale, collard greens, rainbow Swiss chard, beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce, basil, cilantro, dill and eggs.

Vendors and products subject to change

 

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Happy Birthday to Us!

  

 

Happy Birthday To Us!

Friday, July 4th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

 

Celebrate the Market and the nation’s birthdays with free ice cream while supplies last, and then shop the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods and more for those holiday cookouts!

 

Live entertainment!

Andy Holmaas and Friends

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Broccoli, zucchini, squash, onions, green tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, cauliflower, cucumbers, green beans, peas, honey, jam,  beef and lamb

Friends Hill Greenhouse – Flowers, plants and trees

– Petra Plantation – Eggs, herbs (fresh and dried0, salad greens

Riven Rock Farm – Beef and pork

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods, maple syrup

Susanna Baxter – Coconut and apple squares, Ischler cookies, pretzels, cheese snacks, 4th of July cupcakes, carrot cakes

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants, flowers, microgreens and fruit trees

Wild Roots Produce – Cabbage, broccoli, carrots, kale, beets, radishes, leaf lettuce, turnips, cucumbers, swiss chard, basil, cilantro, dill, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, David’s Condiments, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Fit as a Fiddle

  

 

Fit as a Fiddle!

Friday, June 20th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Enjoy the live music that will be featured at this weekend’s festival while you get “fit as a fiddle” from shopping the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods and more!

  

Live Entertainment!: 

Andy Holmaas and Musicians from the Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention!  

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Broccoli, lettuce, squash, onions, dahlia bulbs, peas, honey, beef and lamb

Petra Plantation – Eggs, fresh and dried herbs, salad greens

Riven Rock Farm – Beef, eggs, pork honey 

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps, lotion, balms, local honey

School Garden Project – Lettuce 

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Breads, granola, bagels, snack bars

Summer Cohen – Jam, ramp salt, felted dryer balls, hand pies, cupcakes, muffins, soft pretzels

Melissa Moyers – Breads, cinnamon rolls, strawberry pies, apple dumplings, carrot cake

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants,flowers, microgreens and bunnies – Please bring transportation if you have pre-ordered bunnies

Wild Roots Produce – Cabbage, broccoli, kale, beets, radishes, lettuce, turnips, eggs, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, David’s Condiments, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Arts in Bloom!

  

 

Fit as a Fiddle!

Friday, June 20th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Enjoy the live music that will be featured at this weekend’s festival while you get “fit as a fiddle” from shopping the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods and more!

  

Live Entertainment!: 

Andy Holmaas and Musicians from the Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention!  

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Broccoli, lettuce, squash, onions, dahlia bulbs, peas, honey, beef and lamb

Petra Plantation – Eggs, fresh and dried herbs, salad greens

Riven Rock Farm – Beef, eggs, pork honey 

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps, lotion, balms, local honey

School Garden Project – Lettuce 

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Breads, granola, bagels, snack bars

Summer Cohen – Jam, ramp salt, felted dryer balls, hand pies, cupcakes, muffins, soft pretzels

Melissa Moyers – Breads, cinnamon rolls, strawberry pies, apple dumplings, carrot cake

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants,flowers, microgreens and bunnies – Please bring transportation if you have pre-ordered bunnies

Wild Roots Produce – Cabbage, broccoli, kale, beets, radishes, lettuce, turnips, eggs, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, David’s Condiments, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Fit as a Fiddle!

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Healthy Lifestyles/Senior Day!

  

 

Healthy Lifestyles/Senior Day!

Friday, June 13th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

All the good local meat, produce baked goods and more to promote healthy eating and living – special info and activities for seniors!

  

Live Entertainment!: 

Andy Holmaas and Friends!  

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Broccoli, lettuce, squash, onions, dahlia bulbs, strawberries, honey, beef and lamb

Petra Plantation – Eggs, fresh herbs, flowers, tomato and flower seedlings

Riven Rock Farm – Beef, eggs, honey 

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps, lotion, balms, local honey

– School Garden Project – Sugar snap peas and lettuce 

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Breads, granola, gluten free and regular snacks

Summer Cohen – Jam, ramp salt, felted dryer balls, baked goods

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants,flowers, microgreens and bunnies – Please bring transportation if you have pre-ordered bunnies

Wild Roots Produce – Head and leaf lettuce, broccoli, kale, beets, radishes, herbs, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, David’s Condiments, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Fit as a Fiddle!

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Meat Up at the Market!

  

 

Meat Up at the Market!

Friday, June 6th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Celebrate the local meat products from right here in our area by picking up some good stuff for the grill! 

Also, here’s your chance to meet new Ag Center manger Teresa Hott!

And as always, the finest in local produce, baked goods, plants and more!

  

Allegheny Mountain School Demo!:

Winter Roots: Tips to Grow, Store, Prepare and Pair with your Burger

  

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Romaine and head lettuce ,squash, zucchini, onions, strawberries, honey, jam, beef and lamb

Melissa Ailstock – Plants and seedlings

Melissa Moyers – Breads, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pecan tarts, mini pound cakes, Swedish apple pies

Petra Plantation – Eggs, fresh herbs, flowers, seedlings

Riven Rock Farm – Beef, eggs, honey 

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef

– Sarahcycled – All natural soaps, lotion, balms, local honey

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Breads, granola, gluten free and regular snacks

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods, maple syrup

Summer Cohen – Jam, ramp salt, felted dryer balls, baked goods

Sweet Rose Farm – Organic asparagus, tomato and cucumber plants, David’s Condiments

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants,flowers, microgreens and bunnies – Please bring transportation if you have pre-ordered bunnies

Wild Roots Produce – Head lettuce, cooking greens, radishes, herbs, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Meat Up at the Market!

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Kick Start the Summer!

  

 

Kick-Start the Summer!

Friday, May 30th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Kick start the Summer off right! Stop by this Friday and shop the finest in local meat, seasonal produce, plants and more!  

  

Educational Demo:

Learning to Grow Better Greens!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Church Hill Produce – Squash, lettuce, onions, strawberries, beef and lamb

Lucy Stevenson – Hand drawn and painted cotton canvas bags

Melissa Ailstock – Plants and seedlings

Melissa Moyers – Breads, cinnamon rolls, scones, tarts, cookies

Petra Plantation – Eggs, fresh herbs, flowers, seedlings

Riven Rock Farm – Beef, lamb, honey 

Roaring Rock Farm – Beef (Steaks, roasts, bratwurst, Italian sausage, & 90% lean ground beef)

– Sarahcycled – All natural soaps,lotion, balms, local honey

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Breads, granola, gluten free and regular snacks

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods, maple syrup

Summer Cohen – Jam, ramp salt, felted dryer balls, baked goods

Sweet Rose Farm – Organic asparagus, tomato and cucumber plants, David’s Condiments

Thrive 365 Farm – Plants and flowers

Thrive Farm Greenhouse and Garden Center – Garden plants, flowers, hanging baskets

Wild Roots Produce(formerly Mountain Springs Farm) – Head lettuce, cooking greens, radishes, herbs, pork, Ginseng Mountain beef and marinade, Hailer’s honey, maple syrup

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Meat Up at the Market!

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Becoming a Vendor 201

bumperstickerFINAL-300x300Join us for our Kick-Off Vendor Meeting: Wednesday, April 26th at 5:00 pm at the Highland Center. Returning vendors, as well as new vendors are encouraged to join us in celebrating our 20th season with 20 markets this year! RSVP to Cornelia Granbery at farmersmarket@htcnet.org, 540-468-1922.

Are you interested in joining the fun by becoming a vendor at the Highland Farmers’ Market, but were unable to attend the recent workshop? No problem – we’ve got you covered! Just click the handy-dandy links below to access copies of pertinent documents to get you started.

COMING SOON: 2017 schedule, rules, regulations and more. If you have any questions, you can contact manager Cornelia.

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AMS Featured in Cooperative Living

ian coverAllegheny Mountain School was recently featured in the March-April Cooperative Living Magazine! Learn more about Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) and its impact in our region in the article below.

A program of The Highland Center since 2011, AMS is a not-for-profit experiential fellowship program designed to serve communities in developing a more secure food system. For more information, please visit www.alleghenymountainschool.org.

 
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School Garden Grants Awarded

The Highland High School FFA chapter in has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs.

The Highland High School FFA will work with Jessa Fowler, Youth and Local Foods Coordinator at The Highland Center, Paxton Grant, Extension Technician, and Steve Heavner, Agriculture Teacher/FFA Club leader. These students will help fight hunger by supplying the school’s cafeteria with produce grown in the newly renovated greenhouse and raised beds. They will also host a series of workshops for the community during the year that focus on seed-starting, container gardening, season extension, and seed-saving techniques.

The FFA: Food For All Grants are sponsored by RAM, Farmers Feeding the World, the Donaldson Foundation and Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. The program provided approximately $297,000 to FFA chapters in 35 states and the Virgin Islands. In addition, the FFA: Food For All grant program is part of the National FFA Organization’s Feeding Our World – Starting at Home Initiative. More information about the program can be found at FFA.org/foodforall.

Highland Elementary School has also been awarded $2,000 by the Whole Kids Foundation. The Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Grant and Fowler will work with Highland Elementary to expand the school’s raised bed gardens, provide worm bins for elementary classrooms, and develop curriculum centered on the garden and composting systems.

Whole Kids Foundation created the School Garden Grant Program in partnership with FoodCorps to provide a $2,000 monetary grant to fund school gardens and related activities. Since 2011, they have raised more than $3 million and funded gardening projects at more than 1,500 schools. Check out their website to see other school garden projects at www.wholekidsfoundation.org.

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