From STAFF REPORTS
The Jonesborough Farmers Market is open this Saturday, July 13, in Courthouse Square in downtown Jonesborough from 8 a.m. to noon.
The market this week will have a variety of seasonal produce, including an abundance of tomatoes, berries, spring greens, mushrooms, root vegetables, onions and herbs.
Market shoppers will also find flowers, locally produced meat, cheese, baked goods, roasted coffee beans, plants and a unique selection of art and craft specialties. To find out more about the vendors and products at the market, explore the market map at jonesboroughlocallygrown.org/jonesborough-farmers-market/.
Music at the Market this week is Bill and the Belles, playing old-time music and more.
Bill and the Belles have captured the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.
Music starts at 9 a.m. and a cafe space next to the music tent makes a great spot to relax and enjoy the music and the market activity.
Unfortunately, funding for the popular walking program, Farmacy Fit, has ended. Vendors can no longer accept the orange tokens as payment.
Featured farmer of the week is Rogue Harbor Farm. Based in Madison County, North Carolina, Linda and Aubrey Raper grow organic, tasty produce at Rogue Harbor Farm nestled in Appalachia. This idyllic farm focuses on using organic inputs approved by the National Organic Program. With a focus on high quality and taste, Rogue Harbor farm travels to Jonesborough Farmers’ Market every season, bringing fresh greens, root vegetables, sweet blueberries, as well as squash, tomatoes and other tasty treats. You can find Rogue Harbor at the farmers’ market consistently, as well as their products at Boone Street Market. Come say hello to Linda and Aubrey and ask about their farm this Saturday at Courthouse Square from 8 a.m. to noon
Jonesborough Farmers Market, is a 100 percent, producer-only market where everything sold is grown or made by the vendor within 100 miles of Jonesborough.