Join us on Saturday, June 6th at the Ashe County Farmers Market for Fibers Day and Heritage Fest. There will be demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, fiber arts and kids events. Also on site with Heritage Fest will be storytelling, shingle making, paper making, hands on crafts, traditional toys from the Centennial trunk, hoop racing, and crocheting. WKSK will be broadcasting live from the market for 2 hours. Come get your fresh eggs, meats, and fresh produce and stay for all the activities and demos!!! See you there.
Dave Pickett and Lee Burgess of Dave and Lee’s Flies will start off by demonstrating the art of tying flies. Then Dave, Lee and Danny Harvey of Piney Creek Products will be demonstrating fly fishing techniques through out the morning.
That is not all, back by popular demand, local chef Rick Caine of Boondocks Restaurant and Pub, will demonstrate grilling trout on the grill. Doug Munroe, Waterfall Farm, owns and operates a trout farm in Ashe County, will supply the trout. Also, he is a regular vendor at the Market. He will demonstrate the proper way to fillet a trout.
Come out and enjoy the very informative and entertaining classes and grilling demonstration!!
And……. The Ashe High School Steel Drum Band will be there performing!!! Put on your best tropical shirt and come enjoy them mon!
For more information contact Market Manager John Smyre at 336.877.4141 or www.ashefarmersmarket.com.
FARMERS MARKET OPENS FOR 2015 SEASON
Come join us, spring has finally sprung in Ashe County bring nourishing rains, green fields, a new generation of animals on the farm and the start of a new season for the Ashe County Farmers Market. The Market opens on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm and every Saturday until October 31, 2015.
The Market offers fresh seasonal locally grown produce, a wide variety of nursery items, flowers and plants, locally raised grass feed meats, artisan cheeses, homemade breads and pastries, maple syrup, honey, molasses, jams, jellies, pottery, hand made candles, as well as fine, locally made arts and crafts. Throughout the year, visitors will find local musicians playing at the market as well as area chefs cooking up tasty tidbits of locally grown and raised meats and veggies.
We have several “Special Events” planned for 2015 season such as Fishing Expo, Fiber Day (Sheep Shearing), and Grilling Demonstrations from local chefs, Apple/Cobbler Contest, Tomato/Salsa Day Celebration, Christmas-in-July and On the Same Page Literary Festival. Check the website, www.ashefarmersmarket.com, newspapers and radio for the times and dates.