February 1, 2020 Newsletter

Saturday, February 1st
market hours 9AM-noon

 

 

 

 

Cindy Grayson will be playing for us. 

Produce you can expect to find…
greens, carrots, turnips, radishes,
lettuce, and more!!!

Look for… 
Honey, wine, cookies, spices,
kombucha, elderbetty syrup, CHOW CHOW,
KETO, breads, goat milk soap, coffee, fried pies,
LOCAL GRASS FED BEEF, EGGS,
frozen peas, seedlings, blooming aloe,
headache sticks, jams and jellies, and so much more.

SHOP LOCAL at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market.
#wethinkitmatters #nac #jerf #farmersmarket

9AM – noon!! 107 Pearl Street

Rain or Shine!!!!!

Congratulations to our own
Kevin Burgess of Burgess Forge!!!!
For his win on Forged in Fire!!!

If you missed it… 

https://www.history.com/shows/forged-in-fire/season-7

 

 

Lynn Jones…
Market Manager aka Chaos Coordinator

 
Have you had trouble finding a place to park at our busy market?
Our customers may also park in front of the police department or in the lot next to Banita Creek Hall. 

In an effort to better serve our community…  the Nacogdoches Farmers Market now accepts SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Bring your card to the Welcome Center and use it to get tokens to be spent at the Nac Farmers Market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Grayson will be playing for us. 

**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 thank you with your products…
a basket will be provided for this.
Thank you all so much!**

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

Check out our welcome booth under the red tent
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. 

We also now have these fabulous mugs for sale!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENDORS EXPECTED – 

Appleby CSA (kombucha)
Burgess Forge
Counter Culture (beef)

Michelle Craig (fried pies)
Bruce Cunningham (forester/artist)
Daily Rind (cheese)
Dover Plant Farm (seedlings, plants, aloe, etc)
Dragonfly (amigurumi crochet)
Joyce Goranson (kamut breads and spa pillows)
Jackies Fresh Eggs (eggs)
Maydelle Country Wines (fruit wines)
Millard Farm (produce and strawberry preserves)
Naca Valley (wine)
Petalwork (jewelry)
Pheil’s Half Pint Farm (beef)
Pineywoods Dirt Dauber (organic produce)
Pineywoods Keto (Keto baked goods)
Ruby Farm (frozen peas and canned goods)
SFA Horticulture (plants)
Starr (woodwork and greens)
Texadus Family Farm (goat milk soap, salves, canning, baked goods, elderberry)
Wildhurst (honey, wax, coffee)

We are a YEAR ROUND MARKET!!

It is with some pride I note that we NEVER had fewer than 18 vendors at any Saturday market in 2019 and we expect more than that this Saturday. We are a rain or shine market. We are a freezing our tutu’s off or sweating in August market. This is why the market provides a warming tent in the winter and fans and ice water in the summer.

For many of our vendors… this market is NOT vacation money or mad money… it does not provide extras or luxuries… this market and their farms and businesses ARE their livelihood. It puts food in their bellies, gas in their vehicles, and keeps the lights on.

We are the ONLY year-round market in approximately 100mi. It takes effort, commitment, and perseverance on the part of our volunteers, our vendors, and our customers. I just want to take a moment to THANK ALL OF YOU who come out… and encourage you to continue to do so the next few weeks.