Quilt Day Saturday, August 6, 2016

Join us for our annual Market Quilt Day this Saturday at the Ashe County Farmers Market.

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Announcing ‘Drop in Wednesdays’ for New Vendors

Ashe County Growers/Producers with limited produce or product are invited to sell at our Wednesday Market now through August for just a $5.00 daily drop in charge.  The Board waved the Membership fee requirement on Wednesdays to encourage more Wednesday vendor participation and to increase our market offerings.  If you are interested in selling at our market but found the mandatory $50 membership too much to justify the one or two days you have product to sell, now is your chance to try us out!

The Drop in Wednesday Program is limited to Ashe County Growers and Producers only and does not include any craft vendors or vendors from other counties.  To participate, arrive at the Market no later than 7:30 am on Wednesday, set up, and pay your $5 fee. Wednesday Market hours are 8 am to 1 pm and you must stay through the advertised Market close.  If you are interested in becoming a full member  in order to sell on Saturdays, as well, we’d love to have you!

For more information please call Market Manager Lori Goodman at (336) 877-5052.

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Interested in becoming a vendor at our Market? Here are some things you should know…..

Arts and Crafts Vendors

All arts and crafts must be juried prior to sale and you must be a resident of Ashe County. Jurying is typically an annual event held in March.  Our next jury date will be in March of 2017.  Arts and crafts guidelines are in our Policies and Procedures.  See Vendor Forms. The Board of Directors makes the final determination regarding which new vendors will join our market following the jury process.

Growers and Producers

We are always seeking new growers and producers who reside in one of the following counties:  Ashe, Watauga, Alleghany, Grayson County, VA and Johnson County, TN.  All produce must be grown by the vendor.  Absolutely no resale of any product is allowed.  We currently do not have any space under our shelter, however, we do have room on what we refer to as our “grassy area” where you can join other vendors who ‘bring their own shade’. Before you can sell, you must complete all the vendor paperwork and pay a $50 member fee.  Drop in rates are $10.00 each Saturday you sell.  We also have a Wednesday Market beginning July 6.  Vendors must arrive by 7:30 and stay until our 1:00 pm closing.  For more information contact Market Manager Lori Goodman at (336)877-5052.

 

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ACFM Revised Policies and Procedures are Now Available

The Ashe County Farmers Market Policies and Procedures have been revised effective March 2016 and are now available on the Website under Vendor Forms.  Current and new vendors should familiarize themselves with these new policies, which will also be available in hard copy at the High Country Seed Swap and Market Expo Saturday, March 12 at Family Central in Ashe County.

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Important change at the Ashe County Farmers Market

This year, the Ashe County Farmers Market welcomes (for the first time) farmers from adjacent counties (Johnson, TN; Grayson, VA; Wilkes, NC; Alleghany, NC; and Watauga, NC). Growers producing homegrown edible farm goods (i.e.-fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, etc.) may apply during the Seed Swap. The market is NOT open to craft vendors from outside Ashe county. For more information on joining the ACFM, e-mail ashe.county.farmers.market@gmail.com

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