Unlike the past few Saturdays of nice, warm weather, last Saturday was COLD. We vendors were bundled up in winter coats, gloves and hats for the Farmers Market.
The temperature didn’t improve throughout the day due to cloudy skies, and felt even colder with the wind chill factor. Even with the brisk weather, our great customers were there for the fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, breads and jams as well as pumpkins and fall decorations. We really appreciate your support.
There are only four more weeks for the regular 2011 Farmers Market. October 29 is the closing date. However, we will have a special sale on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, with plenty of goodies for your turkey day. Remember to order your fresh turkey from the Miller Family Farm ahead of time so you can pick it up on that Saturday.
Another date to remember is Dec. 10. We will return to the big metal building located behind our current Farmers Market location at the fairgrounds for our 3rd Annual Christmas Sale. We will post more information here as the date approaches.
Come check out the Boyle County Farmers’ Market offerings for this week:
Veggies and fruit: apples; butternut squash; collard greens; cushaw; squash; eggplant; green beans, various types; kale; lima beans; okra; onions; patty pan squash; peppers; potatoes; pumpkins; spaghetti squash; sweet potatoes; tomatoes; winter squash — sun spot, acorn, buttercup, turks turban, red warty thing, jarrahdale; yellow squash; zucchini
Meats: beef; chicken; lamb; pork; goat
Other: fresh eggs
Baked goods: sourdough breads and rolls; granola; friendship breads
Canned goods: apple butter; jams and jellies; relish
The Boyle County Farmers Market is located at the Boyle County Fairgrounds in Danville. The market manager is Gary Taylor of Knobview Farms; his number is (859) 332-2539. Hours for the market are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Application for the 2011 Boyle County Farmers’ Market membership is now closed.
The Boyle County Farmers Market has been approved to accept WIC vouchers this year. We also have EBT and Debit Card capabilities for your convenience.
Available now: Our first cookbook, “FARM FRESH RECIPES from the Boyle County Farmers’ Market.” This collection of our favorite recipes, using fresh fruits, vegetables and meats offered at our market throughout the season, is a keeper.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, see any of our vendors. The cookbooks retail for $10.75.
From the Farm: We experienced the first frost of the season in the wee hours of Oct. 2. Temperature-sensitive plants received some damage but it was not a total kill. The weather is supposed to warm again as this week progresses. I hope we can avoid another frost for now.
We did get row covers over our green beans. Row covers will extend the season by offering frost protection. Some plants may revive, but we won’t have summer veggies much longer.
Our dog, Sheba, loves the cooler weather. She has a very heavy undercoat and long hair so the hot summer days are difficult for her. She has been acting like a spunky pup at home these last few days.
This time of year brings the dreaded burrs and seeds that tangle in Sheba’s long hair. She will go out with Barrie and come back an hour later covered in those things. She will patiently sit while we work them out of her hair.