Garden Journal

Way back when: The Henderson County Curb Market will host its annual Ol’ Timey Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be live entertainment, craft demonstrations and antique farm equipment on display. All items sold at the market must be either hand made or locally grown. The market has been in continuous operation since 1924 at 221 North Church St. in Hendersonville. For more information, visit or call 692-801.

Going once, going twice: The WNC Orchid Society will host its annual fall orchid auction at the North Carolina Arboretum on Sunday, Sept. 30. The preview begins at 12:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 1 p.m. The event includes a live auction of some 100 blooming or near-blooming orchids of multiple varieties, a silent auction of prized orchids and supplies, and informational displays. All activities are free and the usual parking fees apply. For more information, visit or call 665-2492.

A-mazing: Hickory Nut Farm will be open seven days a week through the end of October. Highlights include a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and animals to visit. Co-owner Jamie Ager says, “Our marketing now focuses on giving people an experience, whether it’s here at the farm or eating dinner in a restaurant. We are realizing that people are hungry for the stuff of life, and a good story behind their food really lights people up. We try to push the positive aspect of keeping agriculture healthy.” Admission to the corn maze is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages 5 to 16. For more info or to schedule groups, e-mail or call 628-1027.


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About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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