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, May 26, 2018.

in the grass on the 460 side

of Meadowbrook.

 

Come for our fresh produce,

locally grown by family farmers,

and great homegrown crafts,

too!

 

 

Raise your arm and say “Yes!”

Next weekend, Virginia Blood Services will be holding a blood drive at the Market. VBS is the nonprofit provider of blood products to our area hospitals. When you give blood through VBS, your donation stays in the area. Plan now to give on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Look for the Blood Mobile on the far side of the parking lot. Drop in, or make an appointment online (www.VaBlood.org) or at 800-989-4438. Be the giving type! 

 

 

 

 

The following Farmers’ Market vendors plan to be at the Market this week (Note: we’re open rain or shine, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., each Saturday through October 6):

 

Charles Rencsok, TANFL Manor Plants, produce, and herbs grown without chemicals.

* Spinach

* Leaf Lettuce

* Swiss Chard

* Radishes

Tomato Plants

Cucumber Plants

* Broccoli Plants

* Basil Plants

* Sweet Potato Plants

* Yellow Squash Plants

* Butternut Squash Plants

* Zucchini Plants

* Blue Iris Plants

 

 

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

* Cherry Belle Radishes

* Easter Egg Radishes

* Herbs

* Tomato Plants

* H2O at Home Products

 

Visit Tracy’s Facebook page to read about her produce and fresh herbs (basil, sage, mint, rosemary, and thyme): https://www.facebook.com/CricketSongFarmlearn 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 

 

Robin Howell, Robin's Nest Homemade Crafts

* Eggs

 

Robin may be at the Market this week. All sales are going toward their future farm purchase.

Like Robin’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robinsnesthomemadecrafts

and her farm Facebook page: https://www.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 creations such as these:

* Toasting Forks

* Forged Roses

* Heart Hooks

* Assorted Other Pieces

 

 

Like us on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/ShawsvilleFarmersMarket/

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

 

We're Shawsville's best-kept secret.

Please grow with us in the

2018 season.

 

We’re open Saturdays,

9 a.m.-1 p.m.,

rain or shine,

May 5 - October 6, 2018.

 

 

Always watch out for flooded roads.

Remember:

Turn around, don’t drown.

 

In 2018, 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: New market vendors are welcome for 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, locally grown by family farmers!

We also have great homegrown 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.

 

 
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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Be extra-sure to join us for our
extra-special events in 2018!
 
All are on Saturday at Meadowbrook, unless otherwise stated.
 
May 5 - Garden Day and Tractor/Lawn Mower Show 
 
 June 2 - Virginia Blood Services blood drive
 
 July 4 (Wednesday) - Fourth of July celebration at Shawsville Middle School
 
 July 21 - Christmas in July
 
 August 18 - EastMont Tomato Festival
 
 
 October 7 - Fall Harvest Festival (our final weekly session for 2017)
 
 early November - Small Business Saturday at the Market (do your holiday shopping!)

 
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New vendors welcome for the 2018 season! 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/shawsvillefarmersmarket.

 

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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 (closed Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). 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!