Dates: Every Saturday, May 7 through Mid-Oct. 2016
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 am
Contacts: President - Mike Melton: 918-534-6542
Market manager - Steve Forsythe: 918-914-3791
Music, Fun & Friends
Come out and listen to some great music, see friends, connect with neighbors and enjoy.
Friend of the Farmers
Please sign up to support the market by becoming a Friend of the Farmers. For a $20.00 donation you will receive the new market bag, participate in specials during the season and have your name entered into the monthly drawing for $50.00 of Market Money. Join at the Market Managers Booth.
Bartlesville Farmers Market Vendor of the Week
The vendor of the week is Gwen Harris who gardens from his yard on Robin Ave. in Bartlesville. He has been growing vegetables at that location for eight years and has been a vendor at the Farmers Market for all of that time. He became interested in the Market in 2009 having just retired and looking for something to do that he enjoyed—gardening was it! Some of the vegetables he specializes in for the Market are onions, garlic, shallots, spinach, radishes, kale, tomatoes, and peppers.
Gwen grows his vegetables in raised beds which he digs up each fall. Then he adds a mix of rabbit or chicken manure with composted leaves. He works in the garden every day, about four to six hours for 30 to 40 hours each week during the growing season. He learned about gardening from reading from many sources, plus he completed the training for Master Gardener offered by the OSU Extension Program. Gwen’s personally likes all of the vegetables he grows, in particular onions, shallots, and garlic.
For the first market in June come to the Manager's booth to obtain tokens for anyone who wants to use their SNAP card to buy veggies and other produce (eggs, meat, honey). You then take the tokens to a vendor accepting SNAP (most do) and make your purchase. Any tokens not used can be credited back to your SNAP card. It is a great way to get fresh, local, food for your family and the Market is pleased to be of assistance in this effort. Come see how it works!
Last Saturday, a lucky Friend of the Farmer won $50.00 worth of Market Bucks which he can use to purchase things at the Market. Become a Friend for just $20.00 which allows you get the chance for the Market Bucks for five more monthly drawings this season. Plus you get a neat market bag and pen!
Music will be provided by the "Music of Matt Mason"
A special event will the a Butterfly/Bee Display conducted by the Green Thumb Garden Club in celebration of National Garden Club Week. Learn more about these amazing pollinators which are so integral to our lives! Children will receive a free packet containing seeds for bee and butterfly friendly plants.
Exceptional spring cool vegetables continue to be available:
colorful cauliflower, carrots, green onions and onion stems, many kinds of salad greens, scallions, kholrabi, Swiss chard, cabbage, fresh garlic, cilantro, turnips, radishes, several types of kale, beets, sugar snap peas, pok choy, water cress, mustard greens, snow peas, spinach, dill, lettuce (butterhead, romaine, iceberg, and leaf), potatoes (red, white, and purple), asparagus, and broccoli. Herb plants will include sweet basil, lavender, lemon grass, citronella, lemon verbena, strawberry mint, stevia, penny royal, lemon balm, and peppermint.
Several vendors are pushing the warmer season by growing veggies in protected "houses". So the Market has squash, okra, cucumbers, bell and chili peppers, green beans, and shelled peas. More warm season veggies will be coming each Saturday.
Other items at the Market include:
-- cinnamon rolls, pumpkin and banana bread, and other tasty things from Cloverleaf Baking Co. The
wait was well worth it!
--The Incredible Edible Tower demonstrates how to grow veggies in a small space--amazing!
--pork, eggs, and pecans from Luman's Farm
--beef from Jubilee Acres
--eggs from Lakeview Farm
--Green Country Artists will have decorated gourds, baskets, crocheted items, and Mom's Bug Spray
--bingo at 10:00 with two chances to win a nice sampling from the Market!
--Tuckerbee's honey, jams, jellies, and other tasty items, now including baked goods!
--Clay products from Kutt'n Up Klay--order a work of art made right before your eyes!
--Bath Products from Opulence by Brandilyn!
--specialty sewn items from Martha's Task--find many representing your favorite team or school!
There is more, so much more, at YOUR BARTLESVILLE FARMERS MARKET!
2016 Market Manager
918-914-3791 for more information.