Oakley Farmers Markets opens for second season Thursday, May 9

Press release
from the Oakley Farmers Market

The Oakley Farmers Market opens for its second season on Thursday, May 9. This season, the market will take place 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays May 9 – Oct. 24, 2013 in the parking lot next to the Oakley Community Garden behind Oakley United Methodist Church, 607 Fairview Road, Asheville.

Each week, the market will offer fresh, organic, locally-produced vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, pasta, mushrooms and dairy products along with handmade baked goods, chocolate, pickles, soap, candles and craft items by local artisans. Additionally, this year the Oakley Farmers Market is proud to offer Vermont maple syrup and coffee. And the Oakley Farmers Market is not just for shopping! Market days are lively, kid-friendly community events featuring live music, demonstrations and a kids’ tent and outdoor play area with toys, games and scheduled children’s activities.

This season’s member vendors include Gladheart Farm, Fletcher Village Bakery, Fiddlesticks Farm, Vandele Farm, Adelbert Farm, Bonny Bath, Farm to Home Milk, Green River Picklers, Biltmore Coffee Traders, Rachel’s Delectables, Sun Raw Foods, Silvermoon Chocolate, Samuel Creek Farms, Sakshi’s Swiss Vending and Whispersholler Farm. A wide variety of additional vendors will participate on select days throughout the season.

Volunteers, interns and sponsors are needed. For details about the market or to find out about volunteer opportunities or sponsorships, visit www.oakleyfarmersmarket.com, look for “Oakley Farmers Market” on Facebook or contact Market Manager Carly Esslinger at 407-0188 or oakleyfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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