We are happy to announce Vendor Appreciation Month for October 2019. ALL vendors new and old will be able to set up a vendor spot every Saturday in October for FREE!! We have had an amazing year and to celebrate our success we are giving it forward to all vendors. If you have never been a vendor before at DSFM you too can set up for free. This will also give new vendors an opportunity to try out our market with no overhead. All rules still apply, all items must be locally grown and/or made. Please share this post with your friends and let everyone know. If you are a new vendor and wish to try us out during this time please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
A catered dinner prepared by Chef Mary Goldman was one of the silent auction items at the Market to Mansion fundraiser in September. After a serious bidding contest between several attendees, Ed and Joan Ruch came out the victors.
The Ruchs chose to host friends for the dinner in their beautiful log home on November 17. The meal began with a spring mix salad topped with almonds and mandarin oranges followed by Chef Mary’s famous butternut squash soup. The main course featured baked cornish hens with a Beurre Blanc sauce, wild rice and steamed broccoli picked fresh that day at Hope Farms with homemade yeast rolls. Dessert was fresh baked pound cake with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Becky Mallory of Hope Farms and Heather Youngblood of Summerfield Herb Farm, volunteered to help Chef Mary prepare and serve the meal. It was a fun evening for all! Many thanks to the Ruchs for their support of Depot Street Farmers Market!
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.
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
Our 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
Eugene 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.
Summerfest is this weekend.
Today 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.
See you at the market!