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SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK


 
 

SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK

“Cedar Ridge Farm”

  

Paul & Anne have been Beekeeping for several years. They are happy with the results and the product their bees are producing, and are offering their local honey to consumers at the Greeneville Farmers Market on Saturdays during the market season from 9 am to 1 pm.

 

Cedar Ridge Farm also sells through our year-round online market, gfm.locallygrown.net

 

This year they have added Lip Balms, Creamed Honey and so many other items to their list

 

Orders may be picked up Saturdays with GFM.

 

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SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK

 

CHRISTY DID

 

  

My shop name is Christy Did, a play on my name.  I love to do machine embroidery and sew as well as other crafts.

 

Blame it on my grandmothers!  One taught me to do crafts and the other to use the sewing machine.  I was hooked.

 

I grew up in Harrison, Ohio and spent a lot of each summer at my great-grandmother’s farm in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.   Got married and moved to Johnson City in 1973.  My husband is retired from the Johnson City Fire Department.  We have one adult son.

 

When I retired I was able to sew my days away, especially on my embroidery machine.  Not wanting to appear on Hoarders, I started doing craft fairs, markets, etc.  I opened a shop on Etsy, Christy Did, where I sell embroidered items, doll clothes and such.

 

I plan on being a more frequent vendor at GFM this 2018 season.  I had a blast the few times I made it last summer.  It is a great place to be on a Saturday morning with some great folks!

 

 Hope to see you this season.

 

Christy Helfrich

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SPOTLIGHT VENDOR
RURAL RESOURCES

Rural Resources Farm is on a former tobacco farm where we now practice sustainable methods to ensure this land for future generations of farmers. We practice organic farming methods, and only use antibiotics as needed and prescribed by the vet. We are a local non-profit connecting farms, food, and families through educational experiences. One of those educational experiences is our Farm and Food Teen Training Program that works with at-risk low income youth from around the county that have food security issues to help improve their food choices and availability. We do this through an intensive 4 year program where teens progress through different levels of food production. In year 1 the teens learn garden and livestock managements with the opportunity of having a home garden. The second year, the teens work with local chefs to learn how to cook fresh food in a healthy manner and use different kitchen equipment from standard home equipment to commercial. During the year, teens also cater meals in the community to reinforce skills they have learned and pick up some job skills. The 3rd and 4th year our teens learn about business development, planning, and implementation. Through this program, pigs have become the teens main livestock learning opportunity.

 
Heritage hogs are becoming very popular to grow on pastures again as farmers begin to think more about sustainable practices. *Rural Resources Farm and Food Teen Training Program *have been raising a heritage hog, hereford, over the past 10 years. The teens have been producing a few each year for meat production and have begun selling the meat to help cover expenses. The pastured pork program has allowed at-risk low income teens to learn about animal husbandry and business practices. They have spent time learning about rotational grazing practices and the use of cover crops to feed our little herd. The hogs have allowed the teens a hand on experience on farming and food security. Beyond this learning, the teens have learned responsibility, life skills, communication skills, business planning and implementation, and customer service. This project allows us many opportunities to support our mission of connecting farms, food, and families. Beyond just raising the pork for sale, a few piglets in the stock each year are gifted to teens for them to raise for meat to help support their families’ food needs. Purchasing our pork is supporting not only a local farm, but a mission that is making an impact in our community to help educate youth about their food and to impact those who are food insecure.
 
You can find our products on line at http//gfm.locallygrown.net
You will also find us at several local Farmers Markets throughout the season with our products.

FARMERS MARKET POTLUCK LUNCHEON


FARMERS MARKET POTLUCK LUNCHEON

All Current Vendors,Customers, Farmers, Direct Sales, Artisans, Crafters, Food Trucks, and Anyone interested in becoming a VENDOR or just finding out more about the Events, we offer during season, or more about the market in general such as our FRE$H SAVINGS/SNAP PROGRAMS you are invited to attend this Potluck Luncheon.

Anyone interested in learning more about our online market and how to sell year-round, or becoming a Customer, is also invited. (you do not have to be a regular vendor to sell with our online market, however we would welcome you to join us) Please Bring a Dish to Share. GFM will provide silverware, coffee, tea, and paper products.

Please RSVP to Judy @ 423-552-3023 by January 12, if planning to attending (I need a count in order to provide enough drinks and Paper products) or to ask questions.

Please, if you have not already contacted me, please do so and let me know what you will be bringing to share.

When:Sun Jan 14, 2018 starting at 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern Time Where:All Creatures Country Club Training Center , 345 Kitchen Branch Rd, Greeneville, TN 37743, USA (map)

SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK


SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK

“Seeds·2·Substance”

 

Grown by Jack

  • Providing LOCALLY GROWN (east TN) and great tasting:
    • Greens
    • Lettuces
    • Speciality Herbs & Spices
    • Microgreens
  • VISION – To provide fresh, locally grown produce utilizing sustainable Hydroponics & Aquaponics aqua farming technologies
      • Aquaculture, the growing of fish, and
      • Hydroponics, the growing of plants in water.
        • Fish waste is filtered and natural bacteria turn it into a usable fertilizer for the plants.
        • Plants then uptake that fertilizer and clean the water for the fish.
        • This cycle repeats, creating a recirculating system where fish and plants thrive together.

Seeds·2·Substance is currently:

    • Utilizing a 1,500 sq ft climate controlled greenhouse.
    • Producing approximately 500 units of produce weekly
    • Jointly working with ETSU MBA students (Christie Michals, Megan Cutshaw, and Maya Roselius) along with ETSU Professors (Craig Turner and Bill Heise) to understand market demand:
      • Product portfolio needs of customers
      • Seasonal changes in desired portfolio
      • Building additional avenues for Customer to Seeds·2·Substance to meet their year-around needs

FARMERS MARKET POTLUCK LUNCHEON


All Current Vendors, Farmers, Direct Sales, Artisans, Crafters, Food Trucks, and Anyone interested in becoming a VENDOR or just finding out more about the Events, we offer during season, or more about the market in general such as our FRE$H SAVINGS/SNAP PROGRAMS you are invited to attend this Potluck Luncheon.

 Anyone interested in learning more about our online market and how to sell year-round is also invited. (you do not have to be a regular vendor to sell with our online market, however we would welcome you to join us)

 Please Bring a Dish to Share. GFM will provide silverware, coffee, tea, and paper products.

Please RSVP to Judy @ 423-552-3023 by January 12, if planning to attending (I need a count in order to provide enough drinks and Paper products) or to ask questions. Please also, if you have not already contacted me, please do so and let me know what you will be bringing to share.

 When:Sun Jan 14, 2018 starting at 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern Time

 Where:All Creatures Country Club Training Center , 345 Kitchen Branch Rd, Greeneville, TN 37743, USA (map)

 

Sincerely,

Judy Shelton/CEO

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SPOTLIGHT VENDOR OF THE WEEK

STARGAZER HILL FARM

 

On our small 2.5 acre hobby farm, we raise goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, quail and honey bees.
We also grow several varieties of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts.
All our foods are non-gmo, raised with no chemicals in a semi-closed system.
We make jams, jellies and old fashioned lye soap that can be purchased.
We offer farm-to-table catering, workshops, tours,meat shares and direct sales to our customers at the Physical Greeneville Farmer’s Market from May to October.
You can also find our seasonal products on gfm.locallygrown.net year round.
The Johnson Family

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TWO ROOTS ALPACAS

 

Alpaca Sales and Herdsire Services

Handspun and Machine Spun Alpaca Yarn

Carded Batts, Roving Bumps and Raw Fiber

Felted Sheets by Pre-Order

Natural Dyed Yarn and Roving

Felting Kits and Supplies

Alpaca Clothing, Accessories, Toys and Products

Commission Weaving, Dyeing and Felting

Workshops and Classes

Farm Hours and School Field Trips by Appointment

You can find 2 Roots Alpaca Products on gfm.locallygrown.net 

www.tworootsalpacas.com

Ruth Anne Goss

Greeneville, Tn.

 

WELCOME OUR NEWEST PRODUCE VENDOR

“Seeds 2 Substance, LLC

Grown by

Jack

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK
CREATIVE WHIMSY

My name is Terri Burnett and I am the owner of Creative Whimsy. I make crafts and create art. I guess I could be called a ‘Craftist’. I have been with the Greeneville Farmers Market since 2016. I began Creative Whimsy in 2014, before moving here from Kansas City, Missouri. I find it to be my niche. I started off by doing Pyrography to create wood signs for friends who wanted their dogs names on them. Since then, I have turned to gourd carving as well. Trying new things are what fuel Creative Whimsy. Originality is the mainstay. No two items are the same weather they be paintings, jewelry, magnets, gourds or many of the other things I create. I’m hoping to open a shop on Etsy this next year with further expansions possible at a later date but I will always be a part of the Greeneville Farmers Market as long as I live here. The atmosphere is fantastic with a warm feeling of family.

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SPOT LIGHT OF THE WEEK “The Ole Farm House”

Walter and Judy married 19 years ago, come December 20. Walter already had a farm, and Judy always dreamed of living on a farm. Side note here, Judy was a very, very, City Girl. Trust me Walter does not let her forget that for one minute either.
Well, Judy asked for a goat, and that one goat turned into over 100. Now that has been scaled waaay back, as we got older, and not able to maintain that many goats. Right now the herd sets at 25, with more on the way. We sell goats for meat, by live wt., goats for breeding stock, and pets. We use the milk from the goats in our very own Goat Granny’s Handmade Soap. We make our soap in small batches right here on the farm.
We have grown a rather large garden for 19 years. Mostly because Judy’s Mom and Dad loved to garden and eat fresh produce. Since they passed away, we scaled back quit a bit, for awhile. But we have added a small greenhouse, and planted a really large garden this last year and sell our locally grown produce (no pesticides) at the Greeneville Farmers Market, gfm.locallygrown.net, and from the farm. Our Ole Farm House, located on the farm, houses our Ceramic & Pottery Studio, U Paint Studio, Goat Granny’s Soaps and other local crafters items available to purchase. We also have an in house Licensed Massage Therapist available by appointment.
You can find us on Face Book, and Web Page. Or call 423-639-7616