The Winter Farmers Market starts Nov. 6th this year, and to kick off the move indoors Bob Hoffa, Tenley Shewmake, and Sarah Lakiotes are hosting a Seed Swap from 10am to Noon that Saturday. If you have not been to a seed swap before, it is an interesting and fun opportunity to expand your knowledge and your garden. If you save seed, or if you have leftover commercial seed that is only a year or two old please bring some to trade; but even if you are a newbie you can get some seed at this event. There will be (at least) vegetable, legume, herb and flower seed available.
The Winter Market (and Seed Swap) will be in the Gus Douglas building at the WV State Fairgrounds. Hope to see you there!
What seed can you bring?
Open Pollinating Seed
non GMO Seed
do NOT bring hybrid Seed (will not produce true to type)
non Organic Seed must be labeled
A Seed Swap
ensures food security
maintains local biodiversity
preserve disappearing varieties of crops
nurtures a culture of cooperation
shares traditional knowledge
encourages a direct connection to nature
provides free seeds to those in need
Please pass this email along to anyone who might be interested!
It’s AUTUMN! Time for the Harvest Dinner – when we get to share some of our favorite recipes made from our own fresh, locally grown food. Do you have your tickets yet? Seating is limited so be sure to pick up yours at the Market Saturday, or reserve them RIGHT NOW at lewisburgfarmersmarket.com. Check our Facebook for a rundown of the menu including some last minute surprises! This is one dinner you don’t want to miss!
Before the vendors run off to the kitchen to start cooking, we’ll be at the market tables with lamb, pork, beef, chicken, eggs, greens, garlics, shallots, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, pears, etc.; baked goods, dessert goodies, unique craft and gift items, and more.
After a leisurely stroll through the market, have a cup of coffee and tap your foot to Traditional Appalachian String Band Music.
We are proud to be part of the SNAP and WIC/Senior program and pleased to be able to double benefits. Please note that the WIC/Senior Coupons are only redeemable through the end of this month, so bring them to the market and use them up before they expire!
BUY FRESH! BUY LOCAL!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 is our annual HONEYBEE FESTIVAL. Celebrate the long partnership between us and the honeybee, the only insect to produce food we eat! In addition to pollinating our crops, throughout history we have enjoyed honey as a sweetener and antibacterial, pollen, propolis, and beeswax. Free samples and tastings!
Ashly Bargman of Another Season Honey Farm will be giving two presentations throughout the day about The Honeybee, and will have educational material and information on hand about beekeeping. In addition, Ashly will have her own honey-based and beeswax based products for sale.
Tenley Shewmake of Alterra Provisions will have Bee Themed Handbags.
Holly Necessary of Sew Necessary Things will have Honeybee Themed Table Runners, and
Nutty Knoll Farm will be offering honey-infused apple chips, made with local honey and their own “No Spray, No Nothin'” Apples.
JULY 23, 2016 is our 5th annual GARLIC FESTIVAL. Sample the many delicious ways garlic can enhance your health and eating pleasure, including GARLIC ICE CREAM! Snack your way through the market while you stock up on the finest local meats, vegetable, fruits and baked goods found anywhere!
Free samples and tastings!