Last market of the season and This year’s Holiday Market Dates

The final full farmers market for the season will be held on Saturday, October 25th.  Vendors will still be at the market later in November and December for the Annual Holiday markets.  Dates for the Holiday markets are:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
TIMES FOR THE HOLIDAY MARKETS ARE FROM:
10:00 AM ­ 2:00 PM

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Apple Pie Contest at the farmers market this weekend Oct. 4th 2014

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CALLING ALL ASHE COUNTY APPLE PIE/APPLE COBBLER BAKERS!!

Once again it is time for the “Apple Pie/Cobbler Contest”
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Look for the events tent on the grassy area just behind the market and bring your homemade pies or cobblers to be judged.

Official Rules – **Apple Pie or Cobbler Contest:

1. Eligibility:
Contest is open to all Ashe County residents – (Part time or Permanent).

** Any kind of Apple grown in Ashe County is eligibility.

2. Requirements:
No store bought pastry shells or fillings. Submit a copy of the recipe with your entry. Please use disposable pie tins. The Market will not be responsible for the return of pie plates. No items that need refrigeration or heating will be accepted. Pies or cobblers must be at room temperature for judging. Limit two per contestant.

3. How to Enter:
Bring your homemade apple pie(s) or cobbler (s) to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 4, 2014 contest day between 9:00 am and 10:00am. Look for the tables under the events tent on the grassy area behind the market. Entry forms will be available there and on line at www.ashefarmersmarket.com.

4. Judging:
The judging will begin at 10:30 am and will be conducted by local judges. Entries will be judged on the basis of taste and appearance.

5. Prizes:
One winner will be selected from each category and awarded a $20.00 Ashe County Farmers’ Market gift certificate (to be redeemed at the ACFM Market only during 2013). The winner’s recipe will be printed in the local newspaper.

For more information contact Market Manager John Smyre at 336.877.4141, 910.309.1932 or www.ashefarmersmarket.com.

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The Market is Open!

Our first market of the season is this Saturday, April 12!  Market hours are from 8 am to 1 pm, but you’ll want to come early to get the best selection.  We will have everything from fresh produce and meats to plants and crafts all under one roof!  The weather is supposed to be beautiful so you won’t want to miss it!

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