A bright spot in this gray February is the Winter Farmer’s Market Valentine’s Day Giveaway. This year, Teresa Allen is the happy recipient of over $100 worth of food and products donated to the Valentine’s Basket by market vendors. Check back with the Winter Farmer’s Market next February, when a visit to the market, or a like/share/comment on Facebook qualifies a customer to be entered into the drawing.
The Market Café Menu for Saturday, Feb. 24 is as follows: The soup special is a local Brunswick stew – turkey, ground pork, carrot, cabbage, onion, garlic, and spinach stew with a side of Katherine’s local organic bread. The entree is a kale, spinach, onion, roasted elephant garlic, and four cheese pie with an organic side. The sandwich of the day is a local beef and pork combination Sloppy Joe on an organic roll with a side of organic sweet and sour cole slaw. Don’t miss Tim’s delicious sausage and egg sandwich if you are interested in breakfast.
2018 Valentine’s Day Giveaway participating Farmer’s Market vendors include: Dogwood Hill Gardens – sausage, bacon and pork roast; S and S farm – butternut squash; Sherwood Family Farm – brats; Alterra-WV – leaf lard, waxed denim wallet, local WV jewelry; Blue Moon Bagels – bread, red velvet cupcakes; Lynn Benedict: chair massage certificate; Garden Jeannie – woolen mittens; Mary Surbaugh – organic seeds; Kelly’s Persian Food – coconut cookies; Greenbrier Cotswold – lamb kabobs; Sensorium Herbals – relaxing herbal tea; Spiral Roots Sanctuary – lemongrass tea; Yellow Feet Farm – pasture raised eggs; Laurel creek – fresh spinach; WVFMA – Healthy cookbook.
The Winter Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the Gus Douglass building at the WV State Fairgrounds next to the Flea Market. Even on the coldest days vendors offer a variety of bread, baked goods, winter vegetables, herbs, pork, poultry, game bird meat, lamb, chair massage, body care products, handmade jewelry, knitted and woolen-wear, one of a kind crafts, handmade clothing, and excellent conversation and community. The Winter Market accepts credit cards, SNAP and EBT.