Farmers' market returns for two Saturdays
A Thanksgiving meal is about freshness. It's about celebrating a local harvest with winter greens, succulent root vegetables and freshly picked apples.
At least that's what vendors are hoping for this Saturday.
The Watauga County Farmers' Market returns for two Saturdays: Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Horn in the West and, according to general manager Karen Bauman, it's perfect for stocking up your holiday menu ingredients.
"We're going to have local beef, all kinds of steaks and ground beef," she said, "and winter vegetables, just a long list of kale, different kinds of greens, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, pumpkins, turnips, all kinds of things."
And that's just to start.
Expect fresh homemade pasta, goat cheese and baked goods.
And, it wouldn't be a holiday market without the greenery.
"There will be winter greenery and we're hoping for some trees," Bauman said.
Think wreaths, garlands and more holiday decor.
In its fourth year, the Holiday Market has given area farmers a successful fall push, and they're hoping for more of the same. "Some people have reported it to be the best day ever," Bauman said.
With more than 30 vendors signed up for both Saturdays, she's hoping for another successful market.
Not only can you stock your refrigerator, but you can also start checking off items on your holiday gift list.
"There will be all kinds of excellent gifts," Bauman said, "handmade candles, soap, jewelry."
The regular farmers' market returns in May 2011.
Check out http://www.wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org for more information.