September and October Events
Chef Jen will be cooking on Pepper Day September 9th. We’re thinking about a Chef Jen cookbook as a fund raiser for the Market. Stop by the manager tent and tell Michelle if you’d be interested. Enjoy our annual free pepper tasting. Did you know that ALL peppers change color? Taste green and ripe varieties side by side and discover the wide range of flavors and heat found in peppers we can grow in our region. Ashe County pimento was mentioned in a recent issue of Garden and Gun magazine, here’s your chance to try it before it becomes famous!
September 16th is the final Fiber Day of the season. Thanks to all our fiber vendors for creating this special day at our Market. Be sure to come and shop for these amazing locally produced artisan crafts. Many of vendors also raise the animals that produce the fleece that goes into these products.
October begins with the last Cooking Day of the season on October 7th.
The Market season closes with the Apple Festival. Bring your apples to the Market to press-don’t forget to bring containers- or purchase cider that we’ll be pressing as a fund-raiser for the Market. Apple Fest also features an apple dessert contest. Bring your entry to the market by 10 am, Judging at 11 am. The top prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Market!
November and December feature our Winter Markets and Christmas tree fund raisers on November 25th and December 3rd. We’ll be offering organically grown trees again this year. Jen, Gesh and I personally select each tree and we are very picky. We pick nice fat ones (my favorite) and taller skinny ones( favored by Gesh and Jen) They are fresh and locally grown in Grassy Creek by the Joyce family. You can reserve your trees on the on-line Market.