Shawsville Farmers' Market

This Week at the Market

 

Hungry? Let's eat!

 

The Shawsville Farmers' Market, in

beautiful downtown Shawsville,

Virginia, is open this

Saturday, September 23, 2017,

in the grass on the 11/460 side

of Meadowbrook.


 

This week's hours:

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


 

We’re open rain or shine.

Always watch out for flooded roads.

Remember:

Turn around, don’t drown.

 

Our local producers (Montgomery County, Virginia, and surrounding areas) will have items for your health and enjoyment. We charge no booth rental fee, and no commissions! You don't need to sign a contract. We are a community service with unpaid staff.

 

Note to vendors: We welcome last-minute local vendors. New market vendors are welcome for 2017 and 2018! 

 

You can't buy happiness, but you can buy local!

 

Thanks to all of you for supporting us each season!

 

Let’s eat the freshest veggies and fruits!

We also have great crafts!

 

 

 

 

Remember to check on your older family members, friends, and neighbors in heat and humidity, flooding, or when the snow flies.

 

Shawsville Farmers' Market at Meadowbrook Center

in downtown Shawsville, Virginia.


Come meet your neighbors at the Market!

 

Please support your local growers and artisans.

 

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Parking is available in front of the Library or at the Waldron Wellness Center.

 

The following Farmers’ Market vendors plan to be at the Market this week:

 

Charles Rencsok, TANFL Manor - look for Charles under the maple tree at the corner of the Library parking lot. Plants, produce, and herbs grown without chemicals.

* Red Salad Tomatoes

* Yellow Sandwich Tomatoes

* Yellow Squash

* Zucchini

* Potatoes

* Green Beans

 

Kiina Tobey, Best Friend Fibers Hand-spun yarns, hand-dyed wool, and other fibers that are good for you.

Kiina may not be at the Market this week, but you can order her book, The Postmaster's Tale, from Amazon in paperback or Kindle edition, and contact her through her website at http://bestfriendfibers.com/.

 

Tracy Brockenbrough, Cricket Song Farm Grown local so you can eat local. Heirloom and vintage produce grown without pesticides or growth supplements. Organic, sustainable farming methods practiced.

* Brown Eggs

* Tomatoes?

* Peppers

* Bourbon Peach Preserves

* Peach Syrup

You can visit her Facebook page to read about her produce and fresh herbs (basil, sage, mint, rosemary, and thyme): https://www.facebook.com/CricketSongFarm, learn about her H2O at Home business, which helps you do all of your cleaning with water (no dangerous chemicals, no odor), at https://www.facebook.com/h2oathomewithtracyb, and Like her Facebook page of yummy recipes: https://www.facebook.com/In-Tracys-Kitchen-849791301786664

 

Robin Howell, Robin's Nest Homemade Crafts

* Chicken Eggs

* Craft Items

Robin will be teaching Winter Sowing this week, for getting a head start on next year’s garden. Come and make your Winter Sowing jug to take home!

You can Like her new Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/robinsnesthandmadeandhomemadecrafts and her farm Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/HowellsFarmand6BunnyRabbitry

 

Jeremy Killgore, Burnt Stump Forge Wondrous hand-forged ironwork.

Jeremy will be at the Market with his forge when he can. He'll have things such as these:

* Toasting Forks

* Forged Roses

* Heart Hooks

* Other Small Pieces

 

Come see who else is at the Market…

 
Please join us at the Market!
 
Come grow with us!

 


Thanks to Robin Howell for managing the Market’s Facebook page!

 

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Plan now for these
extra-special events in 2017!
 
All are on Saturday at Meadowbrook, unless otherwise stated.
 
May 6 - Garden Day and Tractor/Lawn Mower Show 
 
June 10 - Stitch Out for Knit in Public Day
 
July 4 (Tuesday) - Fourth of July celebration at Shawsville Middle School
 
July 22 - Christmas in July
 
August 19 - EastMont Tomato Festival
 
September 23 - Saturday! - Back to School with Shawsville Farmers' Market (educational programs)
 
October 7 - Fall Harvest Festival (our final weekly session for 2017)
 
November 25 - Small Business Saturday at the Market (do your holiday shopping!)

 
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New vendors welcome for the 2017 and 2018 seasons! The Shawsville Farmers' Market is a community service. We charge no booth rental fees or commissions, and parking is free. Staff members are unpaid. You may be a produce and/or craft vendor if you live in Montgomery County or one of the surrounding areas (the counties of Floyd, Pulaski, Giles, Craig, or Roanoke, and the cities of Radford, Salem, and Roanoke). No contracts, no cost.

 

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawsville-Farmers-Market/387248851313781.

 

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Please contact Virginia Blood Services at 800-989-4438 or at

www.vablood.org

to find out about donating.

You must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with written parental permission) to donate, and there is no upper age limit.


  One donation can save up to three lives.

Thanks so much to the Virginia Blood Services Donor Honor Roll members who gave the gift of life July 27th.

 

Since the fall of 2011, VBS has been the sole provider of blood to all Carilion Clinic Hospitals in the Roanoke and New River Valleys, and they are the sole blood provider to all Veterans Affairs Hospitals in Virginia and West Virginia.

Be the #GivingType.

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2015 Tomato Festival photos from Roanoke Times: http://www.roanoke.com/photo/tomato-festival/collection_14e186e0-3d68-5b11-a8a4-465c2932e1e0.html

 

Also visit our vendors inside Meadowbrook Center:

(Use the Waldron Wellness Center entrance during their open hours: Monday - Thursday 5:30 am - 8 pm; Friday 5:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday 7 am - 1 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm.)

Lavender Dreams: Handmade all-natural personal care products

Thanks for your patronage!

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Remember to visit the Meadowbrook Branch of the Montgomery Museum, which is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, and by appointment (berrypatch12@verizon.net). They have an amazing collection of historic artifacts, documents, and photographs related to eastern Montgomery County (EastMont), which included plantations and resorts connected to the natural springs in the area. Fran and Don Poole are a wealth of information.

The Meadowbrook Branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. If you don’t have high-speed internet, the Library is the place to go. Stop by to see Cindy and the gang. For future activities, see www.mfrl.org, call 268-1964, or Like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/207765498326/posts/10151423247618327.

The George A. Gray Gallery at Meadowbrook is open whenever the Waldron Wellness Center is (5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday). Go straight through the Waldron Wellness Center from the front door to reach the Gallery.  

 

Directions:

Shawsville is located on Rt. 460 (Rt. 11) between Salem (to the east) and Christiansburg (to the west).

If you are traveling from Salem, look for the speed limit to decrease from 55 to 45 mph (shortly after the 60 mph zone); Meadowbrook will be on the far left corner of the intersection with the left-turn lane, diagonally opposite the Dollar General.

If you are traveling from Christiansburg, look for the speed limit to decrease from 60 to 45 mph; Meadowbrook will be on the near right corner of the intersection with the right-turn lane, diagonally opposite the Dollar General.

If you are traveling north on I-81, take the Christiansburg exit (Exit 118-C), turn right at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 460 East, and follow the Christiansburg directions.

If you are traveling south on I-81, take the Ironto exit (Exit 128), turn left at the end of the ramp onto Rt. 603, then right onto Rt. 460 West, and follow the Salem directions.

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Thank you for your patronage!