Canning 101: Jams and Jellies – July 25

jar with blueberriesWant to be able to open a jar of summer all year long? Come learn the ins-and-outs of making delicious canned jams and jellies at home from whole fruits at The Highland Center on Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm. Community Kitchen Manager Sarah Collins is certified by the Better Processing School and will teach safe canning practices and the reasons behind the methods. A $5 fee covers material costs and all participants will get a jar of jam and jelly to take home! Space is limited- please contact Jessa Fowler at 540-468-1922 or jessafowler@htcnet.org to register.

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The Coyote’s Herbed Maple Balsamic Marinade

By popular request, we’re happy to share the marinade demonstrated by the Allegheny Mountain School Fellows at last week’s Farmers’ Market! Get to know the fellows even better this week with the Basic Tree Care Workshop on Wednesday at AMS and the Community Potluck and Mushroom Presentation at the Highland Center on Thursday!

The Coyote’s Herbed Maple Balsamic Marinade

Mix together in blender or food processor

2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary and oregano

Add

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Coarse sea salt to taste
Fresh mint leaves to garnish

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Grilling and Grazing!

  

 

Grilling and Grazing!

Friday, July 12th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

What’s your favorite summertime grilling food? Beef? Lamb? Pork? Trout? Vegetables? Whatever it is, we’ve got it at the Market!  Get everything you need for those outdoor meals by shopping the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

  

Allegheny Mountain School Demo – Grill and  Chill – Taste the Summer Bounty!

Learn to marinate and roast meat and veggies  on the grill! 

Veggies donated by Church Hill Produce.

 

Wanting to preserve all the good things you get at the Market for this winter? Bring your pressure canner by for free testing by Virginia Cooperative Extension!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

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

Church Hill Produce –  USDA inspected beef, honey, lettuce, onions, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, red and black raspberries, green beans, cabbage

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef 

Justin Neil – USDA inspected pork sausage 

Laura Honaker  – French macaroons,  bread, jams

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

School Garden Project – Lettuce

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

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Mountain Market Cooking!

 

 

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Wild Mushroom Presentation and Community Potluck – July 18

mushroomLearn the basics behind foraging for wild edible and medicinal mushrooms with a presentation by expert Skip Taliaferro at The Highland Center on Thursday, July 18. Community Potluck begins at 6 pm, presentation to follow. Registration is encouraged.

For more information or to register, contact Jessa Fowler at 540-468-1922 or jessafowler@htcnet.

 

 

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Open House at Allegheny Mountain School

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Saturday, July 13
1-4 PM

Please join us at the Allegheny Mountain School for our first open house of the year. 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 contact Trevor Piersol at 540-468-3389 or trevor@alleghenymountainschool.org.

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Highland Farmers’ Market – Happy Birthday to Us!

  

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

Friday, July 5th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

This week marks 2 important birthdays – the 4th of July and the

Highland Farmers’ Market’s Sweet 16!

 

Join us as we celebrate both, with free ice cream while supplies last! And of course, all the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

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

Church Hill Produce – USDA inspected beef, honey, lettuce, onions, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, red and black raspberries, green beans, cabbage

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Ginseng Mountain Farm – USDA inspected beef, Jerry’s Grilling Marinade, sheepskins

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef 

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork, eggs, salad greens, spinach, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

School Garden Project – Lettuce

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

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Grazing and Grilling!!

  

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

Friday, July 5th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

This week marks 2 important birthdays – the 4th of July and the

Highland Farmers’ Market’s Sweet 16!

 

Join us as we celebrate both, with free ice cream while supplies last! And of course, all the finest in local meat, produce, baked goods, flowers and more!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

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

Church Hill Produce – USDA inspected beef, honey, lettuce, onions, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, red and black raspberries, green beans, cabbage

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef 

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – USDA inspected pork, eggs, salad greens, spinach, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

School Garden Project – Lettuce

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

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Grazing and Grilling!!

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Arts Camp Perfomances at The Highland Center!

artscamp2013Arts Camp has been at The Highland Center this week!
The final performances will be Friday afternoon. Art Displays and Dance, Strings, Drama performances will be in the Center at 3:30 p.m., afterwards the strings performers will be outdoors at the Farmer’s Market pavilion, too. We hope to see you here!

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Basic Tree Care Workshop

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Come learn basic pruning techniques and how to manage tree pests and diseases with arborist Bart McDowell at a free workshop at Allegheny Mountain School. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 17 from 2 to 6 pm. An indoor presentation will be followed by a field walk examining trees. Please register with Trevor Piersol by July 15th at 540-468-2300 or
trevorpiersol@alleghenymountainschool.org.

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The Highland Farmers’ Market – Arts in Bloom!

  

 

Arts in Bloom!

Friday, June 28th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Great food isn’t the only thing found at the Market! To help celebrate Artists’ Weekend, we are having Arts in Bloom, where you can find artwork, crafts and photos, along with the finest in local produce, meat, baked goods, flowers and more!

  

Allegheny Mountain School Demo – The Colorful Plate!

A colorful vegetable is a nutritious vegetable! Learn new ways to cook and eat vegetables in a way that preserves their nutrition and vibrant color.

 

Live Alpacas! – Bring the kids!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

Artful Gifts – Handmade local wool home decor and accessories 

Bruce Folks – Maple products, baked goods, fudges, cookies

Church Hill Produce – USDA inspected beef, honey, lettuce, onions, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, raspberries

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Diamond Triple C Ranch – Alpaca wool products

Highland Center Studio Artists – Small cards and paintings

Highland Humane Society – Painted cards

Ina Terembes – Paintings

Justin Neil – Pork sausage

Mirrorslap Photography – Local photography

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Mountain Springs Farm – Eggs, salad greens, spinach, herbs

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

School Garden Project – Lettuce

Scott Neil – Eggs

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Walter Davis – Handmade wood cabinets and birdhouses

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Happy Birthday to Us!

  

 

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Highland County Arts Council to Host “Wet Paint Show” June 30th

The Highland County Arts Council will host a “Wet Paint Show”
on Sunday, June 30th from 1-3 at The Highland Center.
Come out and see the works of this year’s artists participating in Highland County Artists’ Weekend.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
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