To Market, To Market

Farmer's marketSaturday’s are market day in Hot Springs.  The Bath County Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Hot Springs, across from the Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Department (please do not park in front of the Department). The market season is June through September.

Each week a featured artist provides music while you wander the stalls, sampling goodies, smelling the flowers, and petting the alpacas.  Have little people?  There is an activity booth just for them.

There are several other markets close by, with market date/times that do not coincide with ours.  You can find information about Highland’s market here and the one in Clifton Forge here.  I recommend adding one of these markets to your visit.

If you are on Facebook, the Bath County Market/activity page can be found here or email and ask to be added to their weekly email list.  Here is a copy of the email, contact info is at the bottom.

Bath County Farmers Market
Saturday, August 29, 2015      9:00am ~ 1:00pm
Downtown Hot Springs – Natural Retreats Park on Main
In This Issue
What’s In Season
This Week’s Artisans
Music at the Market
KIDS GROW at the Market
August Raffle
SNAP!
 

Personal Message

See you at the Market!

 

 

Manager on Duty:

Beth Rogers

 
Volunteers:
Michael & Sharon Bulgarelli
Student Volunteers:
Utah Kershner
Nevada Kershner
Zach Whitmore
Travis Braxton
Sophia Bulgarelli
Kendall Keyser
Skylynn Lee
 
 
BCFM Quicklinks
 

What’s in Season this week at the Market 

Blue Spring Run Farm – 100% Fresh Ground Whole Wheat Bread, Blueberry and Strawberry Jams and Syrups, BIG Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin & Amish Peanut Butter Cookies and Cookie Bars, Praline Brownies, Original, Orange & Chocolate Pound Cake
Bruce’s Syrup & Candies – Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar Candy, Maple Covered Nuts, 9 kinds of Fudge, Cookies & Loaf Cakes, Homemade Breads & Rolls, Lemonade & Strawberry Lemonade, homemade lollipops, Brownies, Sliced Cakes,  Old Fashioned Maple Crunch Cookies, 12 kinds of Chess Bars, Sno Cones & LOCAL PRODUCE  from his farm and Church Hill Produce.
Farmer Stanley’s Fresh Food – Tomatoes, Corn, Squash, Cucumbers
Harmany Farm – Raw Honey (at the Market Tent)
Maureen Kane – Concord Grapes. Bilko Leaves, Mixed Beans, Green Bell Peppers, Jalepenos, Variety of Sunflowers, Summer Bouquets. and 10 Herbs to play with.
Puff’s BBQ – Breakfast Biscuits with Egg, Sausage, or Country Ham, Delicious Pork BBQ Dinners and Sandwiches, Brisket, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Milk Shakes, Ice Cream, Sodas, Water and more! BBQ and Country Sausage available to take home!
Riven Rock Farm – Heritage grass-fed Beef & Lamb, Pastured Pork
Skunk & Owl – Hot Pepper Jelly, Hot Pepper Relish, Sweet Pickle Relish, Cabbage Relish, Sweet & Spicy Bread & Butter Pickles, Sweet & Spicy Garlic Dill Pickle Chunks
Southernmost Maple-Country Eggs (non-GMO), Maple Syrup, Fresh Baked Bread and Rolls, Pies, Cookies and Treats, Puff’s BBQ Sauce, Apple Butter and more!
Stuart Run Farm – Produce and Baked Goods
Up on the Hill Farm – Beef Jerky, Peanut Brittle, Rosemary Black Pepper Roasted Almonds, Cured Pork Loins and Bacon, Fresh-cut Lavender and Herbs.
Windias Farm – Crisp, juicy Asian Pears!  A variety of Produce!  A Preview of Pumpkins!

This Week’s Artisans


Blue Spring Run Farm – Lavender Goats Milk Lotions, Creams, Bath Scrubs, Soaps, Bath Salts, Room Spray, Bubble Bath, Travel Candles, Local Photo Note Cards, Lavender Sachets, Jewelry and more!
Box of Art Creations – Artists thinking outside the box featuring unique paintings and decorative crafts.
Crochet Addictions – Creative assortment of crocheted items including blankets, purses, key chains, even Minecraft & Pokemon accessories, and more!
Debbie Chaplin – Recycled Feed Bag Totes – at the Market Tent!
Hardwood Designs by Jim Lindsay – Handmade wood products- paddles, mug stands, jewelry holders, hiking sticks, bluebird houses.
Patchwork, Palettes & Passion by Cynthia Boteler – unique handcrafted fabric bags and purses as well as photography.
Skunk & Owl Designs-rustic furniture, cutting and serving boards crafted from wood salvaged on their Bath County farm.  Woods include Black Walnut, White & Red Oak, American Beech, Canadian Hemlock, White Pine, Birch, Red & Sugar Maple.
Southern Comfort Furniture – Handcrafted rustic furniture made from reclaimed wood, stepping “stones”, birdhouses, hiking sticks, benches, and more.
Southern Comforts Furniture – rustic,handcrafted benches, cabinets, birdhouses, lamps, walking sticks and more made from local reclaimed woods.  Custom orders as well!
Up on the Hill Farm – Handmade soaps and Hand-decorated candles.

Warm Springs Gallery

– Beautiful Note cards featuring Bath County Scenes painted by local artists – located at the Market Tent.  Proceeds benefit BCFM

This week’s Music at the Market!
Strum Sum Band

 
STRUM SUM BAND!
Welcome back to the Market Stage!
Market favorites, Bob DuCharme and friends from West Virginia will be at the Market playing all the great songs we all love!  Bring a chair and stay a while!

To learn more about the Strum Sum Band visit their website:www.strumsum.com

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Music at the Market is sponsored by NATURAL RETREATS

KIDS GROW at the Market

Kids Activities

Welcome Mrs. Brunner and Mrs. Chaplin back to the Kids Tent where they are planning all sorts of FUN for summer!
The theme for August is NATURE!  This week kids will make craft projects and learn all about FROGS! FROGS! FROGS!

LAST CHANCE – AUGUST RAFFLE!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – this was so popular last year, we decided to do it again!  This year’s raffle will include gift certificates from Garth Newel

, Les Cochons d’Or

, The Omni Homestead

, and theWarm Spirit Spa

as well as a Bath County Cookbook, and a Farmers Market T-shirt, all packed in a limited edition Market Tote Bag!  Thank you to these local businesses for supporting the Farmers Market!

Valued at over $400, tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20!
Drawing to be held THIS SATURDAY!

EXCITING NEWS – SNAP now accepted at BCFM!

We are excited to be able to accept SNAP benefits at the Market this season!  Even more exciting is that BATH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL is generously funding SNAP MATCH – matching benefits dollar for dollar on eligible food and plant purchases – double your food dollars!  Look for volunteers in bright orange shirts under the Market Tent for more information!
Upcoming Music & Entertainment Schedule:
Sept 5:    Bettr’n Nothin’
Sept 12:  Little Switzerland Cloggers – Performances at 10am and 11:30am
Sept 19:  Dennis Thorne
Sept 26:  Join us in Millboro at the BATH COUNTY FAIR

Where food and friends come together in Bath County! 

Make plans to come every week for the freshest locally grown produce, meats, eggs, honey and baked goods as well as handcrafted unique artisan gift items.  Support your local producers and providers!
We can’t do this without our wonderful volunteers!  How can you help? Volunteer on a Saturday morning.  Becomea  Friend of the Market with your financial support.  Shop at your local Market every week and bring your Friends!
Contact Info    Market Manager                                           Market Team
Beth Rogers        (540) 968-1521 or (540) 839-6644                        Debrena Gordon
bacofarmmkt@yahoo.com                                                                  Maureen Kane

                                                                                                 Lorraine McCune