Berry Day-THIS FRIDAY the 22nd

It’s time for the Berry Festival! Fire up those ovens and bring your pie to the Market Friday between 9-10am.  Judging starts at 10:30.  You could win $100!

It’s going to be hot, so plan to cool off with refreshing berry sorbet!  This is a Market Fundraiser.  Scoops are $2, frozen pints are $7.  Raspberry, Wineberry, Blueberry and Blackberry will be available.  Thanks to River Ridge Organics and Heartmoss Pottery for sponsoring the Berry Festival this year!

The 8th Annual Berry Festival is July 22. Steve Mabe, aka Sweet potato or watermelon man depending on the season,  suggested we add an event celebrating berries way back in 2014. The Berry Festival is one of our largest fundraisers and features a berry pie contest and a berry sorbet fundraiser. This year, sorbet will be available by the bowl or frozen pint. Don’t forget to bring a cooler!  River Ridge Organics has co-sponsored the Berry Festival for several years and donates the berries for the Sorbet fundraiser. They are our only USDA certified grower. Their berry farm is near Mouth of Wilson. You can find their berries on our On-line Farmers Market or go out to the farm on Saturdays and pick your own berries.   Contact Amy at or visit the webpage for more details.

Everyone is invited to enter the Berry Pie contest.  Pies are limited to crust, and simple berry filling. The winning entry will receive $100, second place $30 and $20 for third place. Please bring your pies to the Market by 10:00.  Judging will begin at 10:30 am.  Remaining pies will be sold by the slice to benefit the Market. This year the contest is sponsored by Heartmoss Pottery located in Elk Creek.  Hannah Martin was one of our earliest vendors at the Market and we are thrilled to see her business take off.  The annual Open Studio and “seconds” sale will be the same day as the new Ag and Art Adventure on September 10th.


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