Ashe County Farmers Market

Crowds browse fresh, local, homegrown and handmade products at the final day of the Ashe County Farmers Market 2018 season Saturday, Oct. 27.

WEST JEFFERSON — The last day of the Ashe County Farmers Market 2018 season was 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and vendors were lined up under the farmers market shelter on BackStreet in West Jefferson as they have been since April, selling fresh, local, homegrown and handmade bread, milk, honey, honey sticks, ginger pear honey, creamed honey, honey n’ lemon, sorghum syrup, various fruit-based butters and jellies, maple syrup, peach, apple, strawberry and rhubarb fried pies, full-sized pies, green and red chilis, hot peppers, green peppers, tart and baking apples, Jonagold and Criterion apples, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, red white and blue potatoes, spaghetti squash, chestnuts, parsley, silantro, chives, garlic, ginseng roots, various cuts of lamb, chili oil, mountain laurel, rose creek abelia, English boxwood, golden thread, rhododendron, baby green giant, flame azalea, southern bush honeysuckle, bluestars and blueray blueberry saplings, outdoor photography, birdhouses, rabbit relocation traps, all-natural soap, jewelry, ceramic bowls, earthenware pottery, wooden saws, wooden tops, lamps bowls and pens, centerpieces, wood-framed mirrors, a cigar box guitar, nativity pottery, framed hymns, woodburnings, primitive handcarved wood spoons, alpaca wool fibers, hats, scarves and figurines, wool quilts and wall hangings, 100 percent cotton woven baskets, potholders and soft quilt children’s books, crochet scarves, knit hats and blankets, paintings, natural soy candles and more.

Although the farmers market season is over, market manager Sara Ford said vendors will be out under the market shelter on BackStreet again for three special holiday markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 23 and 24. Local wreaths, Christmas trees, roping and other festive greenery will be available for purchase on holiday market days, Ford said, in addition to other seasonal local products.

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