It's Thursday and that means the Willow Oak market will be open today from 3 until 6! I'm going to quote a portion of the information that I received from Tom Malone of Emnett Acres because he knows that location much better than I do. :)
This info is for the Willow Oak location only and it will give you an idea about what will be available today and on Saturday.
“Next Saturday I (Emnett Acres) will have a new picking of Jade bush type green beans. This will complement our varied supply of other veggies.
John Sherks's son, John Jr. will have a good selection of tomatoes, squash, sweet corn, etc.
Caludi's will have their always good selection of berries and home made preserves.
Vergil Clark can be counted on the provide a steady supply of tomatoes, squash, corn and greens.
Kathy Claibourne has flowers, zennias, to supplement her table of veggies
The Stivers brothers should have honey at their stand, as well as other items.
Jones farm can be counted on to provide a good quantity of sweet corn.
We will be marketing on Thurday, from 3 to 6 and Saturday from 9 to 2.”
I would like to add that I have been told that The Lemonaid Days stand will be returning to the Willow Oak location this Saturday. Stop by and refresh yourself with a glass of lemonade for a good cause!
Now, on to the Richmond Rd. location...
Kirby at Overman's BG Fruits & Vegetables will be bringing spaghetti squash, half runner beans, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers and more.
Ronnie Claiborne at Valley Oak Farm will be loaded with tomatoes, corn, blackberries, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, peppers, cantaloupes, green beans and much more.
Larry will be on hand to give you a sample of Larry Mac's beer cheese.
Drew and Karin with Herb'n Renewal will have their hand blended herb seasoning and homemade soaps.
Judy from Caludi's Fields will be bringing her wonderful fruit jams, blueberries, blackberries, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Billie and Walt from the Tomato Patch are sure to have a great selection of heirloom tomatoes.
Jane of the Jane's Garden, Flowers & Herb fame can be counted on to bring her wonderful, colorful flowers, freshly dug potatoes, four varieties of basil and maybe even some eggplant.
Look right next to Jane and you'll find Larry with his organically grown shallots, garlic, onions and hot peppers.
McMaine's Riverhaven Farm will be bringing Linda's home baked goodness...cakes, cookies, etc. and her wonderful pepper jams along with garden fresh goodies like Armenian cucumbers, okra, eggplant and Magda, Zephyr, Patty Pan squash varieties, tomatoes, etc.
John Shirk and his sons from Rejoicing Acres are coming from Science Hill, KY loaded down with tomatoes, peppers, green beans, corn, squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, eggs, etc.
Greeley Farms has expanded since James had his unfortunate incident, his wife and daughter have been a welcome addition to the market! The three of them will be bringing eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes and maybe even some mushrooms.
Josh, with Jones Produce will be bringing his Somerset grown corn, cantaloupes, potatoes, green beans, onions, green and ripe tomatoes, etc.
Good news, a little bird told me that Bill & Sue with Green Garden on Colby may be making their first appearance at the market this Saturday!
Bad news, Keith Green at Honey Dew Apiary called to say that he will not be at the market on Saturday...he's been asked to judge honey at the fair! Vicki with Botanica will not be at the market for at least the next 4 weeks...she is having some knee surgery and we wish her a speedy recovery.
Possible good news...Maybe the folks from Polsgrove Farm might be at the market. We want to congratulate the new grandparents!
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3450 Richmond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Tuesday 3 until 6 or sold out
We'll be set up in the beautiful tree lined parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, right next door to the Glenn Auto Mall on Richmond Rd. It's just a hop, skip and a jump outside of Man 'O War Blvd. Parking is right there so you don't have to drive around hunting for a spot to park. The parking lot is also paved and that makes it very stroller and wheelchair friendly!
730 Millpond Rd.
Saturday 9 until 2 or until sold out
Thursday 3 until 6 or sold out
You can find us in the parking lot of the Willow Oak swimming pool off of Boston Rd. Free and convenient parking at all times!
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