It’s Market season!

2013 may artisan market

What a great time of year. Seeds and seedlings are going into the ground, and our Community Market is springing back to life on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Floyd Artisan Market opens from 6 pm – 9 pm Friday night in downtown Floyd under the Community Pavilion. There, you’ll find a full slate of local vendors offering local hand-craft, art and local organic food fare.

Remember, Sunday is Mother’s Day. Honor your mother by taking her out dancing at the Friday Night Jamboree, then come across the street and find a one-of-a-kind item from Floyd County artisans and crafters at the Floyd Artisan Market.

Then, come back on Saturday for the Floyd Farmers Market. The official opening with our EBT and SNAP benefits isn’t until May 25, but already many of our 16 local vendors are out selling the offerings of spring.

Here’s a report on last week’s market from Market Manager Marsha Krigsvold:

Hi Everyone!

Here we are in the Floyd Farmers Market today, May 4rth! We will be here every weekend until the end of October, with a Grand Opening on May 25th, followed by our Breakfast in the Market fundraiser for Sustain Floyd.

Floyd Farmers Market
Floyd Farmers Market
Today, several of our vendors braved the weather and are out in the market selling their products while we enjoy Erica Joy’s Sound.

We have Good Food Good People with beauteous turnips, radishes, and early spring greens. Also the reddest tomatoes that are “the best tasting tomatoes this side of July” as Tenley told me-and they look it!

Riverside Farm is in the market providing CSA member their shares and offering fresh pork, lamb and beef as well lovely colored eggs and crispy fresh garden greens.

Floyd Market Collective members, Maya and Lara, are here representing I-Tal Acres (vegetable transplants), Lara’s Handmade Soaps, Mountain Song Herbals and Sweetwater Bread. The soaps are freshly made and the artful combinations of aromas are wonderful. Maya has malabar spinach, purple tomatillo, and a number of varieties of tomatoes and cucumbers to offer.

The Blackwater Loft and Red Rooster tables are steaming HOT!They have fresh coffee, espresso, and hot teas to offer cold hands and pastries for the empty stomachs!

Mary Fox is here with her mother, Charlene, tending their Mary’s Bread Basket table loaded up with a wide range of spelt flour products, including brownies, cinnamon rolls, Milk and Honey loaves, coconut granola, and cookies.

Penny Lane joined us for the day with her turkey tail wood fungus earrings, jewelry and big smile.

Kathy Dulaney of Highland Farm offering Highland beef and Tamworth pork cuts. She will be in the market with her poultry on the 18th so mark our calender to be ready to come pick up some fresh chicken then!

We started at 830 am sharp and will be here until 1 pm so come on down to stock up on fresh vegetables, bread, pastries (we have three different cinnamon rolls and chocolate brownies-all just delicious!), and a variety of meats.

We hope to see you at the Community Market this weekend!

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