Friday, July 30, 2010

July 31, 2010 Farmers’ Market:

Little Wasprock will be at the Market with tomato pies, spelt zucchini bread, pound cake and thunder cake (made with a bit of tomato!). We will also have pesticide free vegetables - tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini and beets. Canned goods will include fresh dill pickles and squash relish and an assortment of jams, jellies and other pickles! See ya tomorrow!

The Molloys will be roasting coffee beans.

Randy Deel will be there with produce.

Terra Prima Farm will be there with eggs and lots of other stuff!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

July 24, 2010 Botetourt Farmers' Market

Miranda Napier will be at the market tomorrow. I will have the usual....pumpkin, pineapple, strawberry, peach caramel-pecan dessert rolls

Patrick will be representing Full Circle Farm at Ikenberry's tomorrow with
freshly milled whole wheat and spelt breads and pizza crusts.

Little Wasprock will be there with TOMATO PIES, spelt zucchini bread, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers and the last of the fresh beets. We also will have a variety of pickles, relishes, jams and jellies!

Donna Henderson plans to be there with pickles, pepper jelly, and possibly some baked goods.

The Molloys will be roasting coffee beans.

Randy Deel will be there with produce.

Terra Prima Farm will be there with fresh eggs, dried herbs and quiche.

Bill Shaver: "I will have big tomatoes, really big cukes,eggs and whatever is out there in the mornin'"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Presentation on July 20th at 11 a.m.

Please join us…

If you are interested in Landcare as an international movement, you may want to consider joining us tomorrow to greet Dr. Pal Singh, who has been involved with the expansion of Landcare through South Asia.

Dr. Virendra Pal Singh, South Asian representative for the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) will be discussing the opportunities and benefits of integrating forestry and agricultural production for rural community development in his presentation “From the Ground Up: Innovative Approaches and Good Practices for Sustainable Livelihoods.”

The presentation will be held on Tuesday, July 20th from 11am to noon at the International Affairs Offices (526 Prices Fork Rd) in Meeting Room A. The presentation is open to the public at no cost.

After completing a PhD program in soil science at the University of the Philippines at Los BaƱos, Dr. Singh worked with the International Rice Research Institute until 2002 as an agronomist and handled a major rice research and development program in Eastern India. Beginning in 2003, he undertook the establishment of ICRAF’s Regional Office for South Asia, developing a research protocol for the South Asia Region. He has consulted on several agroforestry and agronomy projects for the World Bank, FAO, IFAD, and other regional, national, and international organizations.

We hope you will be able to join us for this fascinating discussion with Dr. Singh. Please direct any questions to Courtney Kimmel at

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 17, 2001 Farmers’ Market

Miranda Napier says, “I'm getting a break from baseball.... I will be at the market tomorrow with a NEW dessert roll. "Peachy-carmel" I will also bring the usual strawberry, pumpkin and pineapple rolls.”

Lisa Helmick says, “The pie lady will also be there with the usual.”

Anna Wilson, of White Oak Dairy says, “I will be there with goat cheese and goat milk soap.”

Toni Weaver, of Hillbilly Heaven, says, “We will be there tomorrow with our Pickles, Jams, Relishes. We will have Zucchini Pasta with a recipe, One of our cheesecake dips, Salad Cucumbers, Pickling Cucumbers and whatever we pull from the garden this evening.”

Ginger Hillery, of Full Circle Farm says: “Patrick will be representing our family farm tomorrow with freshly milled whole grain breads and pizza crusts.”

Donna Henderson says, “The pickle lady is coming but must leave by 12:00 in order to make a softball game in Salem,”

There will be additional vendors with produce and eggs and ??? (Who knows what might turn up!)

‘See you there.

Friday, July 9, 2010

June 10, 2010 Botetourt Farmers' Market

Hillbilly Heaven will be at the market this week bringing all the favorite Pickles we had last year. We have added new Mustard Pickles, 1000 Island Pickles, Bread and Butter Pickles, Crisp Dills, Squash Pickles and Relish. We will have Yellow Squash, Zucchini and Pickling Cucumbers to sell this week. I have an abundance of Pickling Cukes as I'm not able to keep up with the canning. Trying my bestest!!! Just a reminder: we are not preparing any baked goods just yet, as we are still preparing our supply of Pickles for the season. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Lookin' forward to seeing you all Saturday. Wayne and Toni

Phil will be at the Farmer's Market Saturday July 10th. He will have berries to sell and also his Grandma's berry cake to sample. See you there, Phil and Christy Stoker

Taste and See from Full Circle Farm will be at the market with freshly
milled whole wheat and spelt breads and pizza crusts. See you there!

Little Wasprock will be there with fresh vegetables - squash, zucchini, beets, and a few cherry tomatoes. We will also have an assortment of relishes - pickle, squash, zucchini and beet - as well as jam, jelly, lime pickles, spelt zucchini bread and maybe some blackberry muffins. See you all tomorrow - stay cool!

The Pickle Lady will be there Saturday with pickles and pepper jelly and maybe some baked items.

Hello Everyone. I plan to set up at the market tomorrow. I will be poppin' kettle corn and enjoying the good weather with my friends of the Botetourt Farmers Market. John Brock

The pie lady will be there with the usual. (Uh, that would be delicious chicken pies and dessert pies.)

Bill Shaver of Windy Hill Farm will have bags of Billy's super soil, cucumbers (Armenian cucumber, the ones WSLS TV showed on Thurs. morning that they don't know what they are, "I DO") One is 30 " long and 12" around and are tasty. I will also have some Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard with recipes and 1 tomato, but it sure is pertty. ...and eggs.
Randy Deel and Ed Collins will be there with produce and homegrown mushrooms.

John Deacon: I should have 10-12 dozen eggs tomorrow, but I doubt they'll last long. I've been baking, so I will be bringing banana bread, zucchini bread, pumpkin bread, and cranberry-orange bread.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Agritourism Symposium

Register now for the next Agritourism symposium . . .

Your agritourism partners . . . Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS), and Virginia Tourism Corporation in partnership with Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. are pleased to announce

Agritourism: It’s More Than a Farm Tour

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Southhampton Agriculture Museum

26315 Heritage Rd, Courtland, VA 23837-1209

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The symposium is free but you must register . . .

To register contact Teisha Evans at the Southampton County Virginia Cooperative Extension office, by Friday, August 20, 2010, by calling 757.653.2572 or by email at

Program includes . . .

Defining Virginia’s Agritourism/Agritainment.................................................... LeAnne Dubois

Virginia Department Agriculture and Consumer Services

Developing the Idea and Managing the Liability

Martha A. Walker, Ph.D., Virginia Cooperative Extension

Clay Francis, Virginia Farm Bureau

Marketing Strategies & Virginia’s SOLs............................................................... Sandra Tanner

Lunch . . . Sponsored by Hubs Peanuts

Electronic Marketing.............................................................................................. Theresa Nartea

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Customer Service: Over-the-Top Strategies ....................................... Martha Walker, Ph.D

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Brags & Blunders................................................... Southampton Outfitters, Mark Pope (invited)

Bruce Phillips Farms (invited)

Museum Tour by Linda Updike

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 3, 2001 Farmers’ Market:

Hillbilly Heaven will be at the market on Saturday. We will not have any Baked Goods this week. Our pickles are coming in way too fast. We are busy canning to bring the many requested pickles to the customers. We will have produce, Pickles, Jams our Dips and Black-eyed Susan perennial plants. See you there!

Donna Henderson, the Pickle Lady will be there with pickles and pepper jam.

Randy Deel will be there with vegetables and homegrown mushrooms.

Windy Hill, will be there with eggs, Beets, red cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts and some cucumbers. Also anything else that is ready to go when I get to the garden in the mornin See You There

The Molloy Coffee Company will be roasting coffee on site and will also have breads from Full Circle Farm on their table.

There are usually a few surprises each Saturday as well, like fancy baked goods, so come out and experience the Botetourt Farmers’ Market!