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Half the season left, Half the price for membership

We have followed our previous years custom of cutting our membership price in half, with only half of the season left in front of us. We want everyone to feel like they’re getting a fair shake in our market, and as such, our membership price has been cut in half from $25 for the year to $12.50 for the remainder of our current season. Booth rental per market day remains the same at $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

You can sign up for the half price membership just by visiting our Market Information Booth during our operating hours on Saturday morning from 9 am to 1 pm, or you can sign up and pay online through our website securely and privately with PayPal doing the heavy lifting of credit card processing at https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/product/yearly-membership-2019/.

 

Saturday, Opening Day May 4th

This Saturday is our opening day for the market season of 2019, 9AM to 1PM. Come join us with the following commits to be there.

  • Maker’s Way Farm: We will have spinach, salad mix, arugula, chard, kale, beets, and radish available.
  • Sandra’s Crochet Items: Dishcloths, market bags, cross body purses
  • Summerfield Herb Farm: Half price special on grape vines. Also have tomato and pepper plants as well as a massive selection of herbs.
  • Brinks whirlwind apiary: honey. Beeswhirld skin care products, propolis throat spray, propolis healing salve, new product this year is soap using honey
  • Goldman View Acres: jams and jellies and flavored vinegars
  • Hope Farms: mustard greens, kale, collards, lettuce, onions and sunflowers
  • Nolichucky Treasures: Handcrafted cutting boards and bread boards

Get to know Hope Farms

Our first vendor: Steve and Becky Mallory of Hope Farms & Studio

Hope farms began 4 years ago when Steve and Becky Mallory decided to move to their family farm and live out their dream of growing a wide range of produce and flowers, from tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, sunflowers and lettuces. They practice organic fertilizing methods and companion planting as well as organic pest control methods. Steve has a background in rural farming and Becky is a artist, dying fabrics with natural dyes she even grows herself! They are dedicated to bringing you quality produce picked day of or day before market which is certainly going to last longer and taste better than any store bought. Drop by their stand and say hello; they are beautiful people with an amazing story providing some of the freshest produce, grown locally!

Changes to the domestic kitchen laws effective 2017

We have added a link under the vendor documents section to include the recent changes to the domestic kitchen laws that went into effect in 2017.

In summary:

On April 17, 2017, the latest wave of changes to Tennessee’s Domestic Kitchen Laws were signed by Governor Bill Haslam (Appendix A). These alterations will change the requirements for those who will be preparing non-potentially hazardous foods from their home kitchens. This fact sheet addresses the state regulatory framework after June 17, 2017, for individuals wishing to prepare foods in their domestic kitchen for sale.

WHICH FOODS CAN BE MADE IN A HOME KITCHEN? Only foods considered non-potentially hazardous can be made in home kitchens. Examples of these foods are: • Baked goods that do not require refrigeration. • Jams, jellies and preserves. • Candy. • Dried baking or spice blends. Non-potentially hazardous foods do not support the growth of harmful bacteria and the processing steps do not require stringent controls to assure a safe product. It should be understood that while these foods are inherently lower risk, it does not mean that they are without risk. They are still prone to cross-contamination from other foods in the kitchen or allergens.

Potentially hazardous food products that cannot be made in a home kitchen include: • Pickled vegetables and eggs. • Sauces and dressings. • Products that contain meat or poultry. • Any food that must be refrigerated.

Please refer to the whole document, which can be found here, if you do or plan on doing any home baking for selling at the DSFM.

Encore Performance of Eugene Wolf

Special Encore Appearance by Eugene Wolf
at Depot Street Farmers Market’s
farm to fork event:
Abundant Harvest Dinner
August 10, 6-9 pm
on the Terrace at The General Morgan Inn

 

EUGENE WOLF is an entertainer. From Greeneville. He won his first talent contest at the Capitol Theater in 1957 at the age of 2 and has been entertaining ever since. He was raised by his grandmother, Bernice Rader, who took him along with her to perform while she sold Avon to the lucky ladies. That’s where he honed his skills.

For the past 20 years he has been a member of Barter Theatre’s Acting Company and a member of the country singing duo Brother Boys, who, along with Dolly Parton are featured prominently on the new compilation CD, “On Top Of Old Smoky: New Old Time Smoky Mountain Country Music”.

He made his movie debut in THE CURSE, directed by David Keith. He appeared in BOX OF MOONLIGHT with John Turturro and Sam Rockwell and on television as A. P. Carter in the PBS documentary, WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN and the BBC’s LOST HIGHWAY. He created the role for Barter Theatre’s KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE.

It was clear from the start that music would provide his path in life. Eugene will perform a one- man show about growing up in Greeneville with his grandmother and how music fit into their plan to make him a romantic leading man. Or at least sell a couple of bottles of Skin­So­Soft.

Vendor Applications for 2017 now available, announcement of early bird special

2017 Membership Applications

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member for the 2017 season.  This year we are very happy to be able to offer online membership applications using PayPal as our secure pay server. PayPal is our choice for security and peace of mind, both yours and ours :).

For those who prefer the snail mail method we haven’t left you out either.  Just download and print our 2017 Vendor Agreement Application pdf, fill it out, and mail it with a check payable to DSFM to Mary Goldman, PO Box 112, Greeneville, TN 37744.

For the online membership applications we have the following two options.

This year will be the first year for us to offer the Early Bird Special. This membership option is available for $130 and includes your yearly membership and the entire year’s worth of booth rentals, a savings of $25. It’s like getting 5 free weeks of booth rentals. This great deal is only available until May 6.

or

You may prefer to go with the General Membership. This one is $25 for the membership, then each week booth rental is $5.00. After May 6th this will be the only membership option available.

More information can be found here: https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/2017-membership-applications/

Important documents for our market can be found here: https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/documents/

Potluck Dinner year-end meeting dish planning

End of Season Vendor Meeting at First Presbyterian Church (110 North Main Street, Greeneville) at 6:00 pm on November 14. All vendors are invited, whether you sold this year or not, or if you didn’t but are interested in selling next year.

Pot luck dinner. The DSFM will supply plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, and drinks. Vendors are asked to bring a potluck dish, either main dish, side dish, or dessert.

The actual meeting part of the meeting will start at 7:00 pm
Please fill out the following form if you plan to attend the dinner portion of the meeting at 6:00 pm.
Thank you


Please let us know your plans for the year end vendor meeting

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Commitments so far:
KK Profit: lamb sliders

Ali and Thomas Jarratt: green bean casserole

Kerri and Conley Brown: undecided protein

Sandra Tester: shells with meat sauce

Hope farms: turnip with greens

Becky Hope Mallory: Swiss chard casserole

Bill and Brenda Jones: meat rice veggies casserole

Michelle Steiner: 2 apple pies

 


 

Reminder and updates on Market to Mansion

dickson-williams-mansionOur first annual Farm to Fork event dubbed From the Market to the Mansion is now just a week away, Thursday, September 29. This post is to serve the dual purpose of reminding those that need reminding and updating everyone on what is now currently in the works or defined to take place during our M2M event.

 

 

Currently our menu looks like this, subject to change:

1.  APPLES DIPPED IN HONEY   (to bring us sweetness for the new year)

Hope Farms apples

Summerfield Herb Farm Honey

2, SQUASH SOUP

Cushaw Squash from Sunflour Bakery

3. MINI QUICHE

Reeder Farms eggs

4. RAW BEET SLAW

Hope Farms beets

5. COLD BEEF KABOBS with horseradish leaf

Rocky Field Farm beef and

Summerfield Herb Farm horseradish leaf

6. GOAT SLIDER with pork belly

Black Hills Farm goat and Bales Farm pork

Buns from Sunflour Bakery

7. LAMB MEATBALLS with Tzatziki sauce

Hoodley Creek lamb

8. RASPBERRY CHEESE CAKE

9. MASON JAR LID PUMPKIN PIES

Sunflour Bakery


11863468_10206485748597261_7219881583349709680_nEugene Wolf is confirmed as our entertainer extraordinaire, and will perform from 7:00 to 8:00. Your ticket purchase of $50 includes all food from the menu served as Hor D’ouevres, two drinks included for local wine and/or local beer.

You may purchase tickets on our website at www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/product/market-to-mansion-event-tickets/, or call Chef Mary Goldman 423-342-7006 or Heather Youngbood 423-525-2621, or visit our www.facebook.com/depotstreetfarmersmarket or our website www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com for more details.

-Dale

Reminder for Summerfest

Summerfest is this weekend.

Twenty Vendors, 2 weeks in a row

rrToday was another great day, and I’d like to personally thank everyone involved. That’s every single vendor, member, board member, customer, and official that has made this market a smashing success.

I’d also like to personally thank the Rural Resources Teen Chefs and Mary Goldman for a wonderful sampling of breakfast burritos. You guys did a great job.

I was told today that the sweet corn vendor sold out, and the tomatoes vendor sold 300 pounds of tomatoes. That’s a successful market in anyone’s book.

sfDont forget Summerfest coming up July 30, and the Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest that goes with it. It’s going to be a smashing bit of fun I think. 

See you at the market!