Highland Farmers’ Market – Gifts from the Mountains!

  

 

Gifts from the Mountains!

September 20th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Local arts and crafts, along with the finest in seasonal produce, meat, baked goods and more!

Allegheny Mountain School demoI – Make Food Last: Extending your season and harvest

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies, produce, corn, tomatoes

– Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef and lamb, red tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, onions, green beans, peppers (bell, sweet & hot), raspberries, watermelons, eggplant, blackberries, butternut squash, red and white potatoes, brussels sprouts

– Ginny Neil – Painted shirts and art

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef

– Joseph Digiugno – Jewelry

Mirrorslap Photography – Local photography

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork cuts and sausage, eggs, beets, onions, swiss chard, lettuce, herbs

Project Grows – Leeks

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef and lamb, honey, eggs

Southern Meadows Grain Co. – Homemade granola and baked goods 

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Thrive Farm – Plants, flowers, mums, celery, peppers, tomatoes, green onions 

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

Next Week – Customer Appreciation Day!   

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How Small Town Businesses Win and Keep Customers

The Highland Center

Thursday, September 19

5:30pm

Monterey Mainstreet

Marc Willson, with 35 years experience helping small businesses, will lead a workshop about how your store or small business can stand apart from competitors. Topics will include:

¨ Five “must-haves” for every small business
¨ Seven simple strategies for sales success
¨ Techniques for building a brand based on customer experience
¨ Promoting and benefiting from community involvement, customer
service, and niche marketing

THC HCCC SBDC

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Final Open House at Allegheny Mountain School

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Please join us at the Allegheny Mountain School for our final open house of the year on Saturday, September 28 from 1-5 pm. Come meet the 2013 fellows, tour the farm, and experience what the fellows have been learning and growing this season. Light snacks and beverages featuring fresh, AMS-grown produce will be provided. For directions, please visit our website at www.alleghenymountainschool.org or contact Trevor Piersol at 540-468-3389.

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle!

  

 

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle!

August 30th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

What’s good for the planet is good for you too! See what crafters and artists can do with re-usable items as you shop the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods, flowers and more! The Highland County Recycling trailer will be onsite as well! 

Live entertainment by Andy Holmaas and friends!

Scheduled Vendors-

– Appalachian Roots Farm – Baked goods, produce

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies, produce, corn, tomatoes

Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef, honey, green & red tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions, green beans, peppers (bell, sweet & hot), raspberries, watermelons 

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef

Ina Moss – Cupcakes and bread

– Joseph Digiugno – Jewelery

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork cuts and sausage, eggs, beets, onions, swiss chard, lettuce, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef and lamb, honey, eggs

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods, maple syrup, bbq sauce,ice cream

Sweet Rose Farm – Certified organic berries and produce 

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Thrive Farm – Plants,flowers and produce

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Walter Davis – Handmade wood cabinets and birdhouses

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – See Ewe at the Market!  

 

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

  

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

August 23rd, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Summertime may be farmers’ market season – but helping your friends and neighbors is a year round event.

The Highland Farmers’ Market is holding its annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day. Customers can bring donations of non-perishable food and household items, which will be distributed locally via the Word of Faith Church Food Pantry.

Please take the time to help others who may not be as fortunate as you as you shop the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods and more!

Allegheny Mountain School Demo – Companion Planting: Friends in Unlikely Places: Learn about which plants like to be planted near each other in the garden and paired together in the kitchen!  

Scheduled Vendors-

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies, produce, corn, tomatoes

Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef, honey, green & red tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions, green beans, peppers (bell, sweet & hot), raspberries, watermelons 

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef

Highland Humane Society – Painted note cards and t-shirts  

Ina Moss – Cupcakes and bread

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork cuts and sausage, eggs, beets, onions, swiss chard, lettuce, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef and lamb, honey, eggs

Sweet Rose Farm – Certified organic berries and produce 

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Thrive Farm – Plants,flowers and produce

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Reduce Re-Use Recycle!  

 

Mountain Springs Farm

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Taste of Highland!

  

 

Taste of Highland!

August 16th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Enjoy the bounty of our region, with delicious local produce, meat, baked goods, flowers and more!

 

Visit the display by Highland Center Studio Artist Tenants, which will feature a number of paintings -sales will be donated for The Highland Center renovations!

 

The Taste of Highland Event imediately following, featuring a evening of local food and entertainment is sold out -get your tickets early next year!

 

Scheduled Vendors-

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies, produce, corn, tomatoes

Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef, honey, green & red tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions, green beans, peppers (bell, sweet & hot), raspberries, watermelons 

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef

Highland Humane Society – Painted note cards and t-shirts

Ina Moss – Cupcakes

Margo Oxendine – Signed copies of her book “A Party of One” 

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork cuts and sausage, eggs, beets, onions, swiss chard, lettuce, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef and lamb, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars 

Thrive Farm – Plants,flowers and produce

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Neighbors Helping Neighbors!  

 

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Young Farmers’ Day!

  

 

Young Farmers’ Day!

August 9th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

 

 Learn about the next generation of farmers, and what they are doing to promote and educate on growing your own healthy food – then shop the healthy local produce, meat, baked goods, flowers and more raised by the current generation!

 

Allegheny Mountain School Demo – Edible Merry-Go-Round

 Tasting the flavors of local foods!

Come meet and greet this years’ AMS fellows and taste different home-made seasonal vegetable dips! We will have crackers, vegetable dips, and recipes, so come on over and meet your young farmers.  Each fellow will have different dips and recipes, so don’t miss out on the different flavors!

 

Be sure to check out the great video on AMS by the Staunton News Leader on

 The Highland Center’s website! 

 

Scheduled Vendors-

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies, produce, corn, tomatoes

Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef, honey, green & red tomatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions, green beans, peppers (bell, sweet & hot), raspberries, watermelons 

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef

– Ian Sawyer – AMS research project

Ina Moss – Cupcakes  

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork cuts and sausage, eggs, beets, onions, swiss chard, lettuce, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef and lamb, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods, maple syrup, bbq sauce, ice cream 

Thrive Farm – Plants,flowers and produce

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Taste of Highland!  

 

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Succession Planting for the Vegetable Garden

pam croppedTuesday, August 20
7:30 pm
The Highland Center

Come learn how succession planting can enhance your garden with author and long-time vegetable grower Pam Dawling. Pam will teach how you can use vegetable crop successions to maximize yield in your garden. Registration is encouraged; please contact Jessa Fowler at 540-468-1922 or jessafowler@htcnet.org.

More about Pam
Pam Dawling is a contributing editor with Growing for Market magazine and a speaker on growing vegetables sustainably. Her book Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres was published by New Society Publishers on February 1, 2013. An avid vegetable grower for almost 40 years, she has been farming and providing training in sustainable vegetable production for community members at Twin Oaks Community in central Virginia for over 20 years. She is the manager of the three and a half acre vegetable gardens which feed around 100 people all year. Pam’s previous farming experience includes caring for livestock; growing small acreages of grains, field beans and hay, using old farm implements, and growing and cooking more than sixty different kinds of vegetables and fruits.  For more about her book, see www.sustainablemarketfarming.com www.facebook.com/SustainableMarketFarming

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