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

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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

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

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Quilt Day at the Ashe County Farmers Market!!

“Quilt Day” Day at the Ashe County Farmers Market
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Calling all quilters! Come to the Ashe County Farmers Market for a great day of learning the art of quilting and just plain fun from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm. Look for the tents setup in the grassy area behind the shelter and bring your machine and a chair (electricity available) to the free Class and Demonstration put on by individuals from the Quilt Guild and our own Doris Phillips. There will be kits available to purchase that day also. The Quilt Guild will be showing off their beautiful quilt that they are raffling off and all proceeds from the raffle go to support their efforts in the County. They provide quilts and accessories to burn out victims, children of domestic violence, the senior centers, our military and other groups or victims. If you would like to be apart of the Quilters Guild, please talk to any member for the times and dates they meet.

Also, Shop the Market for all your produce needs, crafts, baked goods, flowers, jewelry, nursery items, pottery, local photography, fresh grass feed beef & pork and the ACFM accepts EBT/SNAP Cards and WIC Vouchers. The Saturday Market opens at 8:00 am – 1:00 pm and please don’t forget our Wednesday Market, also open from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.


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Tomato and salsa contest – August 16th

Salsa contest announcement

Contest Announcement and entry forms

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Fresh Local Corn


Come this Saturday to the market for this year’s first round of fresh corn!   Hope to see you there.

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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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