The Highland Farmers’ Market – Healthy Lifestyles!

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Healthy Lifestyles!

Friday, June 21st, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

Learn how eating healthy improves your life and well being

Then put what you learned into practice by shopping the finest in seasonal produce, plants, flowers baked goods and more available at the Market!

Live entertainment – Music by Andy Holmaas and friends!   

Scheduled Vendors:

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

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

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb, eggs

Laura Honaker – French macarons, bread, jam

Melissa Ailstock – Plants 

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

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

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Plant Propagation Workshop – June 26

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Come learn the basics of plant propagation for edible, medicinal, and ornamental perennials with horticulturist Mary Stickley-Godinez at Allegheny Mountain School on The free workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 2 to 6 pm. Please register with Trevor Piersol by June 25th at 540-468-2300 or trevor@allegenymountainschool.org.

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Artist Weekend

Artist Weekend

Sign Up by the 19th of June and be part of a community of artists.  Paint many of the breath-taking views found throughout Highland County!

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The Highland Farmers’ Market – Meat Up at the Market!

  

 

Meat Up at the Market!

Friday, June 7th, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Need some local meat for your summer grilling or special meals? Then stop by the Market this Friday and celebrate all the products raised and produced right here! The finest in seasonal produce, plants, flowers baked goods and more available as well!

 

Alleghany Meats and general manager Chris Fuller have made a huge positive impact on local food – Chris has an exciting new opportunity to pursue, and will be relocating to LA soon. Chris and his wife Adrienne will be at the Market Friday – be sure to stop by to show your appreciation and wish them the best in the future! 

 

Live Entertainment – Enjoy the traditional music of Andy Holmaas and Friends!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

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

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

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb

Ginseng Mountain Farm – USDA inspected lamb and beef, grilling marinade

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef 

Justin Neil – USDA inspected pork sausage

Melissa Ailstock – Plants 

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef, honey, eggs

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Scott Neil – Eggs

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Va Trout Co – Allegheny mountain trout fillets

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Fit as a Fiddle!

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School Garden Takes Off!

May was a big month for the school garden and greenhouse project at Highland County Public Schools! Collaborating with school grants writer Sarah Harman, the project secured $5,500 in grant funding from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge for school garden construction, greenhouse renovation, and program development. Here’s an update of our progress so far!

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Elementary Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Raised Beds

Elementary students broke ground on the four raised beds on May 9. Local radio station WVLS covered the Raised Bed Ceremony. Middle and high school agriculture students constructed and set the raised beds and 4-H club members filled the beds with topsoil. Since then, preschoolers, 5th graders and 6th graders have planted into the raised beds.

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Middle School 4-H students help fill in the raised beds.
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Sixth graders transplant lettuce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greenhouse 

Agriculture students and 4-H club members started a variety of plants and made basic greenhouse repairs.  Agriculture students constructed two raised beds in the greenhouse and transplanted lettuce they started earlier this spring into these beds. In addition to watering daily, these students are collecting kitchen scraps from the school cafeteria for their compost pile.

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Before and after pictures of the school greenhouse.
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Lettuce growing in school greenhouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the School Garden Project listen to WVLS interview with Local Foods Coordinator Jessa Fowler or e-mail jessafowler@htcnet.org

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Preschoolers Plant Potatoes

This week The Highland Center’s Local Foods Coordinator Jessa Fowler brought twelve preschoolers to Allegheny Mountain School. The preschoolers have been learning about plants and growing food in school and planted peas in their classroom earlier this spring. On the field trip to Allegheny Mountain School, they had a chance to see growing food at a larger scale, investigate a variety of spring crops, and chase chickens!

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Preschoolers tour the lower garden at Allegheny Mountain School.
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AMS Fellows teach preschoolers to plant potatoes.
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Highland County Preschool and Allegheny Mountain School group photo.


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The Highland Farmers’ Market – Kick-Start the Summer!

  

 

Kick-Start the Summer!

Friday, May 31st, 3:30 – 6:00

The Highland Center Pavilion

 

Stop by this Friday and shop the finest in local meat, seasonal produce, plants and more!  

 

Kick-start your garden with Local Foods Coordinator Jessa Fowler!

Hands on planting and transplanting demos at 4pm and 5pm.

 

Learn about MotoElectra and the upcoming coast-to-coast adventure!

 

Scheduled Vendors:

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

Church Hill Produce – USDA inspected beef, honey, lettuce, onions, strawberries 

Cress Farm – USDA inspected lamb

Healing Farm – USDA inspected beef 

Melissa Ailstock – Plants 

Mountain Pastures – All natural lotion and lip balm

Riven Rock Farm – USDA inspected beef, honey, eggs

Southernmost Maple – Pork BBQ, milkshakes, baked goods

Thrive Farm – Plants and flowers

Sarahcycled – All natural soaps and lotion bars

Vendors and products subject to change

 

 

Next Week – Meat Up at the Market!

 

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June Social & Potluck Dinner – Meet the Allegheny Mountain School Fellows!

We are excited to introduce the new AMS Fellows to our community and look forward to the many possible connections and opportunities that will unfold in the coming months.

Please join us!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

5:30 pm

The Highland Center

Please rsvp by May 31st. Call or email Kayla MacLachlan, 540-468-3389 or kayla@alleghenymountainschool.org. Please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided

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