Nacogdoches Farmers Market Newsletter for Saturday, December 10
Posted 12 - 08 - 2016

Thank you to all who came out to a very wet and cold market last Saturday.  We appreciate our committed customers and vendors very much!!

Saturday, December 10th... is looking a lot better than last week. It should be a little warmer and a LOT drier. JoJo plans to be out serving up his fabulous Philipino BBQ.  Cindy Grayson will play if it warms up enough. Remember for our musicians it is not about comfort... they really can't play if their fingers are too cold. We are expecting OVER 20 vendors... so come out and do your grocery shopping, pick up special items for holiday gatherings... and do some gift shoppinig too. SHOP LOCAL at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market.  

8:00AM- Noon!! 107 Pearl Street

We have a BIG announcement this week. 

In an effort to better serve our community... as of Saturday, December 10th... the Nacogdoches Farmers Market will begin accepting SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The South Side Nacogdoches Fire Department will be assisting us with this at the Welcome Center. Bring your card to the Welcome Center and use it to get tokens to be spent at the Nac Farmers Market... then look for the BRIGHT ORANGE signs posted on individual booths announcing that vendor accepts SNAP tokens. There will be flyers and signs helping to explain what items are SNAP eligible.


Farmers Markets are about more than food, more than farmers, more than *buy local*. Farmers markets are about building communities and building relationships. They are about looking each other in the eye. They are about people more than product. Farmers markets help tear down barriers and build relationships. They give a community... heart. Lynn Jones

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!

Special Holiday Wednesday Market is planned 12/21 from 11AM-5PM... live music and lots of shopping opportunities...


Check out Booth 7B for our welcome booth… We have totes $10 and market gift certificates ($5.00 denominations) for sale, have you wanted to use your credit or debit card at market with a vendor who does not have that capability? Use it at the Welcome Center to purchase gift cards to use instead! And this is now the center for SNAP. 







Music: We are actively seeking musicians!!!

We are actively seeking musicians!!!

Play folk, country, acoustic?

Fine with being paid in cash AND eggs?

The Nacogdoches Farmer's Market is seeking acoustic musicians to perform at our Saturday AND Wednesday markets. Compensation comes in the form of tips from both customers and the market vendors as well as a SMALL stipend from the market that will hopefully increase with time. The market is busy all year round and is also advertising itself, so if you are looking for a fun place to meet new folks, play some tunes, and walk away with a fistful of dollars and some garden fresh food and more, please reply and join our family... nacogdochesfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Music this Saturday: WEATHER PERMITTING... Cindy Grayson will be playing.  She plays an amazing repertoire of popular songs from the 60's and 70's as well as some of her own songs. **weather permitting**

**Reminder... our musicians play for free... donating their time and talents. We encourage you to stop, listen, and put something in the tip jar... vendors are also encouraged to say we appreciate you with your products... a basket will be provided for this. Thank you all so much!**







Things you might find include: LOCAL produce… vegetables, fruits, herbs, artisan Texas cheeses, hand-made clothes, home crafted items, free-range eggs, baked goods (breads, cakes, mini cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes & pies), canned goods (jams & jellies, marmalade, preserves, pickled vegetables, salsas & relishes), local raw honey, jewelry, fried pies, plants, goat milk soaps, local wines, wood products, and more.

 

UNDER THE PAVILLION - NUMBERS START ON THE SOUTH END CLOSEST TO MAIN ST

#1 David Kimling is planning to come out... he offers smoked Gouda and other artisan cheeses from Brazos Valley Cheese of Waco, Texas; artisan blue & cheddar cheeses (jalapeno, sharp cheddar & caraway) from Veldhuizen Farms of Dublin, Texas and goat cheeses from the Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy (including artisan gouda, Camembert, chevre, chili Jack, half cow/half goat cheese and red cloud).

#2 Joyce Goranson will will be back with her FRESH Organic Kamut breads and cookies.  She sells Honey Oat Flax, Tomato Basil, Cinnamon Raisin, 7 Grain and Flatbread Pitas & Pizza Crusts, $5 each small loaf/bag or 2 of your choice for $9. Large are $9,  Cowboy cookies will also be on hand with dark chocolate or raisins @.$2 each/bag of 3 @ $5.  Spa Therapy Pillows:  neck or eye pillow  ($25  or $15) available in colorful prints. Great warmers for painful joints.  The soft, breathable 100% Cotton Flannel filled with flaxseed and. aromatic dried lavender is durable for repeated use for years to come.  Just heat for 2 minutes in the microwave or freeze overnight in a plastic bag.



#3 Michelle Craig will have mini specialty cheesecakes, assorted cookies, fried pies, fried meat pies, buttermilk pies and various other goodies.

#4 Miss Opal will be at market... She misses her time at the market... and is feeling a little better. She will have Wildhurst Bee Co honey just like always. Stop by and chat with her. 



#5 It's that time of year again. Maydelle Country Wines will have out Winter Peach, as well as blackberry, Tropical Express and others. See you there! Maydelle sells fruit wines. Their wines are made in small batches and bottled one at a time with the attitude of "If it ain't fun, it ain't right." Their wine list consists of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Elderberry, Blackberry, Peach, a Pear/Apricot blend (Texas Sunset), pineapple and others that will be rotated by stock.  Come see what they have THIS week… Their phone number is: 903-795-3915



#6 Weda Scholes will have free range pastured eggs, and her lovely breads. Come out and Cackle.



#7 The girls of Wildhurst Coffee Co. will have fresh roasted coffee, brewed coffee, and several other coffee related goodies.



#8 Let the Jones family from Texadus Family Farm help you with your gift shopping... We have SOAP DISHES AGAIN... hand made by our son Isaac... come get yours. Save $1 when you buy a bar of soap and a soap dish. We have a variety of gift bags and baskets ready... or let us help you assemble one. We have redone our famous must-have lotion bars… come by our booth and check them out. It is LIP BALM season again and we have you covered. Add a headache stick... I think we ALL know someone who needs one over the holidays! And we now have Body Sprays. Find your favorite. As always our soap is hand crafted by cold-process (never melt and pour!!) from own goat's milk (We milk the goats! We make the soap!).  Come by, smell the soaps, and ask questions. Friend Lynn on face book - Texadus Farm-Wife or LIKE our face book page (Texadus Family Farm) for CURRENT updates!  Our email is - texadus@gmail. Call Lynn at 936-615-3050 (leave a message) **This week we are offering our PENGUIN SPECIAL 5% OFF all purchases over $50 and 10% OFF all purchases over $100**



#9 Wildhurst Bee Company... BEEsides honey in various sizes they have fresh bees wax, bees wax candles, bees wax Christmas ornaments, environmentally friendly *bee wrap*, bees wax furniture polish, creamed honey, and more! Have you seen the gorgeous candles and ornaments all made by 11yo Josiah? Their hives range from Alto to Milam TX… come chat about honey and bees… The McBroom and Hendricks families are the owners, operators, and bee keepers of Wildhurst Bee Co. Their sons Josiah and Nathaniel both just turned 11 yrs old. They are the present and future. You will usually find Jackie McBroom out at the market, but it is truly a family and community enterprise.





#10 Millard Farms should have broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, misc herbs, all types of leafy greens including some lettuce and bok choy, snow and snap peas,radishes and who knows what else.

#11 Petalwork, fueled by the creative artistry of Shannon White, offers beautiful, exciting, fresh, and elegant jewelry. Inspired by the glory and wonder of the natural world, Petalwork's designs tend to reflect this natural beauty. Each necklace, bracelet, and set of earrings is a unique glimpse into Shannon's spirit as she pours her love and energy into every piece. Natural stones, crystals, metals, and glass - all are included in these hand made treasures you will cherish for a lifetime. layaway available...gift certificates available...we accept cash, visa, and mastercard. Please contact Shannon via mobile/text @ 512-663-3774. LIKE us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Petalwork



#12 Mary Ronzello sells chemical free produce.

#13 Forester/Artist, Bruce Cunningham sells books of plant illustrations, carvings of crosses, cards, posters and t-shirts.  "Ask the Forester" if you have any questions about plants. **weather permitting**



#14 Mee Maws Tamales

#15 Lamar Jones will be there with his fresh produce from Garrison. 

 

#16 Appleby Community Farm will be at the market this week. For information about the Appleby Community Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm on HWY 59 between Appleby and HWY 259, check out their website: www.applebycommunityfarm.com or stop by and visit with them at the market for membership information.

VENDORS OPPOSITE THE PAVILLION – STARTING ON THE PARKING LOT SIDE!!

#11B SFA's Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics. We are about community involvement, informing others about nutritional standards, and supporting future dietitians. Our cookbook is a Whole Foods cookbook with recipes from SAND members, family members, and local dietitians. 



 



#9B  Naca Valley Vineyard loves the Christmas season and we're stocked with our delicious wines and handcrafted wine-related gift items perfect for Christmas giving. They are quality made by Mouton family members. Dress warmly and come to see us Saturday morning at Farmers Market.



#8B Jack Chandler - Come out and watch a handle being made from start to finish. There will be wood chips everywhere! I'm so proud to be a part of the market. My Grandfather made a good living selling his produce at markets all over the state. I sell restored American made axes and other edge tools for use on the farm, ranch, and campsite. I make hand crafted handles from Texas Hickory and hang hand-sharpened bits on them. We offer a double lifetime warranty on our products. Pass it on to your kids.  



 

#7B our welcome booth… We have totes $10 and market gift certificates ($5.00 denominations) for sale, have you wanted to use your credit or debit card at market with a vendor who does not have that capability? Use it at the Welcome Center to purchase gift cards to use instead! And this is now the center for SNAP.

  


#6B Molly Dolly and Bloomin Becca are doing some holiday baking... We will have Jalapeno Cheese Bread, Apple Pie Snickerdoodles, Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bread, Buttermilk Biscuits, Farmer Jones Fudge, and Egg Nog Pound Cake. Plus all our jams and jellies sweetened with Wildhurst Honey!



PARKING LOT VENDORS

#15 Anne Tindale will be out for the first time this year with her lovely jewelry and fiber arts

#20 (ON the weights!!) Jo-Jo will be selling Asian BBQ (chicken-on-a-stick & pork-on-a-stick)  **weather permitting**



 



 


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