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Market is Open for shopping. !

Online Market Open


Orders are currently available for placement between Monday and Thursday. p(. Orders can be picked up at the Greeneville Farmers Market, between 10 AM and 11 AM. The Greeneville Farmers Market is located at the Greene County Fairgrounds, under the livestock pavilion. If there is a change in our location during season, we will notify you when we send out the list on Monday.
The Market is now open year round..
From 6 pm Monday, through Thursday at 3 PM customers can place orders on “the Market” page of this website for delivery to the Fair Grounds on Saturday from 10 am to 11 am.. To get notification when the market is open, create your free customer account. When ordering is open, just click on “the Market” and start shopping! See the Q&A section for all the details!
Make Checks out to the Greeneville Farmers Market, or bring Correct Change.
p(. Featured Vendor: Apple Town Bagels
We import bagels and bread from Brooklyn, NY in bulk and pack them for resale at local markets. The founders of Apple Town Bagels arrived in Erwin, TN when the home made balloon they used to escape the Peoples Republic of New England crash landed in Rock Creek Park. The wonderful people of Unicoi County granted Kelly and Joyce political asylum and they quickly set up a homestead on an acre of land just outside the city limits. 
One day Kelly had a craving for an onion bagel, so he went shopping. He went to super markets in three counties but alas he had no luck. Being the resourceful fellow that he is, Kelly started calling every bagel shop he could find in the five boroughs of New York City. Three days later a man named JJ agreed to sell him some onion bagels but he had to take a pallet of 45 cases.
Kelly said “Great, I will figure out what to do with the other 44 cases when they arrive!”
Lucky for Kelly he had a neighbor with a little extra freezer space so he would have a place to keep them fresh. A few days later his mom found a little deli downtown they could lease for a few months. The store is now closed but our bagels are still available through outlets like this. The rest as they say is history! I hope you enjoyed this some what true tale.

Thanks for Shopping with us.

Physical Market Closes for Season


Winter is coming….brrrrrr! So our Physical Market has closed. We had a great Halloween Bash. Thanks to all who came out.If you were not able to make it, I will be posting pictures on our Face Book Page over the next few days. We had several Kids enter the Costume and Pumpkin Painting Contest this year. Great Vendors, with a variety of things available. Apple Town Bagels did a great job of providing breakfast for both vendors and customers.

Thanks Greeneville for a great season.

BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET !.. That’s right, we are available year round, right here on gfm..locallygrown.net….

Some of our vendors grow year round in Green Houses Now…and we are encouraging them to make those products available to you the consumer, right here year round. If one of these farmers or artisans happens to be you or your neighbor, friend or relative…have them give me a call, (423) 552-3023 or have them check out this website to get signed up.

You don’t have to have a farm either, you can be a backyard gardener, that just has “xtras” and wants to make a little spending money.

Check out what our vendors do have available for purchase right now.

Thanks for Shopping Local.
J. Shelton

Online Orders


Online Customers !

You can Place your order now online, and Pick up Saturday at the Market !

Order until Thursday at @ 3 pm. and we will have your order @ the information Desk of the Market on Saturday between the hours of 8 am & noon.

If you are ordering Bread, please order early as it take several hours for some breads to rise.

Thanks,
Judy

Bash and Toss


Halloween Time at the Market.
Oct. 18th, 8 am to 1 pm

Several Events, such as The Silent Farmers will be @ the Market selling Candy Apples to raise money for Rural Resources Teen Program.

The Food Commanders will be teaching at the top of the Hour, starting at 9 am. preparing your fall Garden.

Food Commanders VS Vendors, Corn Hole Toss starts at 10 am. Fund Raiser for both non-profit organizations. Come make a donation, voting for the team you think will win.

• The Ole Farm House, Goat Milk Soap, Lettuce, other Produce
• Grannies Grapevine Wreaths, Beautiful Christmas Wreaths available.
• K Bears & More, Hand Made Cloth Children’s Books, Teddy Bears, Scarves, and more
• Diane’s Good Dog Cookies, Fresh, Homemade, organic treats for Dogs.
• Origami Owl.. with Carol
• Harry Fortner Green Beans, Tomatoes
• Dale Southerland, Pumpkins, Fall Mums, Sweet Potatoes, Lots of other Produce
• Apple Town Bagels, Fresh New York Bagels, and serving fresh made Breakfast. Stop by and order your favorite Breakfast Sandwich. We will provide the FREE COFFEE.
• Cuff’s Crochets, Handmade Hats, for adults and children, Baby Afghans, Wash Cloth’s and more
• More Vendors, Fun and Games
• Bring the kids, a painted pumpkin, or homemade scarecrow for the kids to enter for prizes. (must be entered by 10 am. Prizes Awarded at noon.

JOIN US SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH
THIS IS OUR LAST PHYSICAL MARKET FOR THE SEASON.

Market Happenings in October.


7th Annual Halloween Bash @ the Market
Oct. 18th for 2014

Kids, Bring a Painted Pumpkin and/or a Scarecrow to enter into contest for Prizes
Adults, Wear your Best Costume for a Prize
Kids, Best Costume Contest
Other Produce and Craft Vendors
Judging is between 11 am and Noon, Prizes to be awarded at Noon..
Kids Please have your Pumpkins/Scarecrows entered no later than 10 am on Saturday.

If you would like to be a vendor at this “Bash” , please fill out the online application, and list Halloween Bash in the comment section.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU MAY CALL : 423-552-3023
There will be a challenge game of Corn Hole starting @ 10 am….RR “Food Commanders VS GFM Vendors” Donations accepted for Both Non-Profits.
Silent Farmers, Our newest group this year involved in the Farm and Food Teen Training Program at Rural Resources, will be out to greet all the ghouls at the Greeneville Farmers Market Halloween Bash. To help everyone prepare for indoor planting during the late fall and early spring, the teens would love to show and share with you some container gardening ideas, as well as how to implement your potting soil to make your plants good and happy. Show up at the top of each scary hour during market, starting at 9 a.m., to see our gardens and let us share with you. Also, other teens involved in the program will be selling caramel apples for $1.00 to raise money for the program. Come and cover your apple in caramel and then top with your favorite toppings.

See you there,
Judy Shelton
CEO

Testing Online Market


This is a test of email to customers.

June 8-13


At The Greeneville Farmers Online Market

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Winter Online Market Now Open

Recipes

Sirloin Kabobs


1 lb. boneless sirloin steaks, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 c. French dressing
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Combine all ingredients except steaks. Mix well. Add steak cubes and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 8-24 hours. Thread onto skewers with choice of vegetables. Onions, peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms are good. Grill until done. Baste with marinade while grilling.

Serves 2-4

Market News







 

New Items are coming in weekly. While not all our vendors are on the online store, we want to keep you as informed as possible. From what I am told, we will have Cherries, onions and beets June 14th at the market. Circle E Beef will not be able to make the market, so be sure to get your order in so it can be delivered for your pickup.

Did you know that Greeneville Farmers Market accepts SNAP Benefits? And to help you stretch your food dollars even further, we are offering up to $10 in "matching funds". When you purchase up to $10 in SNAP Benefits, we will double your purchase. Tokens need to bought at the market and exchanged for the purchase in person only. Stop by the information desk for more details.

Coming Events


Rural Resources Kids will be at the Market with a Worm Composting Display, and will be happy to tell you about the benefits of this technique of compost. Stop by and have a talk with them, and then visit our farmers and get to know them.
June 21, 10AM to 1 PM


 


 

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Things are picking up!!


It’s hard to believe we are already into June. Where is the time going? Seems every week goes by faster and faster. In the gardens, tomatoes are growing, beans are sprouting, grapes are coming along. I’m told we will have Cherries at the market this week, and lots of lettuce and eggs. Apple Town Bagels will not be at market this weekend, so if you want some of those, please place your order before Wednesday, so I can pick them up Thursday when I meet with Kelly.

Looking forward to seeing all of you Saturday!

Michelle
Market Manager

Market is Open


Be sure to get your orders in for Saturday Pick Up. And while you are picking up your order, visit with our Special Guests.

Greeneville Farmers Markets is hosting a Youth Sports Day, Saturday, May 31st, 8 AM to 1 PM. Information on local Sports groups, talk to TC Cheerleaders and coaches, Greeneville Astros and meet Gizmo (10 AM to 11 AM). Or, join our vendors in a friendly round of Cornhole Toss. Plus all our regular vendors with fresh produce, fresh baked good, locally crafted items. SNAP Benefits and Credit / Debit Cards accepted by most vendors.

We look forward to seeing at the Market!