The end of a great season

Tomorrow is our last day for this season. We really appreciate those
of you that have been steady customers, as well as those that have
come on occasion; we couldn’t survive without you. It’s been a
tough season for the growers due to the hot temperatures and lack of
rain. Our steady customers know that we’ve lost two growers due to
those problems, Witt’s Farm and Spinks Farm. Unfortunately, due to
an injury, we’ve lost Hazelrig Orchards, too. We’re hoping that
our knife sharpener, Bill Woodard, will be back with us next year as
he’s presently going through chemo treatments for colon cancer.
There will be cantaloupes, water melons, and peaches as well as a
variety of vegetables; other items will be baked goods, kettle corn,
honey, marinara sauce, eggs and meats from grass fed and non-GMO fed
pork, beef, and chicken, and Papa Murphy’s Pizza selling single
slices of either cheese or pepperoni for $1.00 each or a medium cheese
and pepperoni pizza for $5.00. America’s First Federal Credit Union
will have their mobile ATM unit available. The weather is predicted to
be much cooler than we’ve been getting (YEAH!), and we hope many of
you will come out and let us know what you think about this service.
See you tomorrow.

Two more weeks to go

This is our next to the last week for this season. The weather has
taken its toll due to the lack of rain and high temperatures. Two of
our growers have had poor crops and will no longer be with us for now.
Hazelrig Orchards will not be coming back due to health reasons. As
long as I’m naming those that won’t be back, our knife sharpener,
Bill Woodard, is in the process of receiving chemo treatments for
colon cancer. Adam York, Back Yard Kettle Corn, is still on vacation
and intends to be with us next week. Papa Murphy’s Pizza will be
selling either cheese or pepperoni slices for $1.00 each or a medium
pepperoni and cheese pizza for $5.00. We’ll still have honey; jams
and jellies; beef, pork, and chicken that’s been grass fed, non-GMO
raised along with eggs; a variety of baked goods; and two growers
selling a variety of vegetables. The Gardendale Quilt Guild will be
selling raffle tickets for either a Uv. of AL or an Auburn Uv. quilt.
We’ll, also, have a participant of the Robotics Club in the North
Alabama Hub at Wallace State Community College BEST Robotics
competition. They are seeking monetary and/or supply donations.
The weather is predicted to be dry, not very humid, and in the high
80’s. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Late change

I was just notified that Papa Murphy’s Pizza will not be attending
this week; here’s hoping they’ll be with us next week.

Two more week after this one

We’re coming to the end of the market season; two more Thursdays
after this week. Due to the hot weather and lack of rain, we’ve lost
another grower, Spinks Farm. We still have three farmers selling
vegetables and fruit. Local honey and baked goods will be present. Our
popcorn vendor, Back Yard Kettle Corn will be coming back on our last
day, Sept. 29th, after a much needed vacation. Last week we had a new
vendor, Maw Maw’s Marinara, selling their home made sauce, and they
sold many jars. Papa Murphy’s Pizza will be selling slices of either
cheese or pepperoni for $1.00 each or a medium cheese and pepperoni
pizza for $5.00. Members of the Gardendale Quilt Guild will be selling
raffle tickets for either an Auburn Uv. or Uv. of AL quilt. The
weather is predicted to be fairly hot with only a 10% chance of rain.
As you can see on this web page, we have three sponsors, Scott
Cantrell, State Farm Insurance; America’s First Federal Credit
Union; and TriGreen Equipment. Please let them know that you’ve seen
their name connected with the Gardendale Farmers Market. We appreciate
their support and friendship that we’ve built with these great
businesses

New vendor

We have a new vendor selling marinara sauce starting this week;
Jamie/Nancy Talbert, Maw Maw Marinara, have some delicious sauce they
make and sell. I can vouch for the great taste.

We’re open until Sept. 29th

We hope everyone had a nice Labor Day. After this week, we have three
more weeks to go. I’ve been informed that the City of Gardendale and
Gardendale Chamber of Commerce’s websites accidentally left out the
fact that the market was open through the end of the month; likewise,
The North Jefferson News mistakenly stated the market closes on Sept.
15th. Weather permitting, we’ll be open on the 15th, 22nd and close
on the 29th. We really appreciate those of you that have been loyal
customers.
Unless there’re other changes, Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Back Yard
Kettle Corn will not be attending this week. Papa Murphy’s have
stated they intend on be with us next week and Back Yard Kettle Corn
will return on 29th. It’s been stated before, Witt’s Farm will no
longer be with us until next year. Some of the customers have asked
how long certain fruits will be with us. I’ve been informed that
water melon, peaches, pears, and apples will be available until we
close; most of the vegetables will also be available, too.
The forecast is for a temperature in the mid 90’s with low
humidity, and no rain. We look forward to seeing all of our faithful
customers and any new ones.

Corrections for tomorrow 8/1/16

Due to other business interests, Papa Murphy’s Pizza will not be
attending tomorrow or next week. Due to a family situation, our honey
people, TeKog Apiaries, will not be with us this week either. As
stated in the last entry, Witt Farm is no longer with us for this
season.

Five more weeks to go

We have five more weeks to go, and it’s been a super year for us.
We’ll still have honey; kettle popcorn; grass fed, non-GMO fed,
range free meats and eggs; and a large variety of fresh vegetables and
fruits; Papa Murphy’s will be selling their delicious slices of cheese
or provolone for $1.00 or a medium cheese and provolone pizza for
$5.00. Witt Farm finished with us last week. We’ll have the
Gardendale Quilt Guild selling raffle tickets for a Uv. of AL or an
Auburn quilt, and JV outreach, Jehovah’s Witnesses, giving out books
and brochures available free of charge in order to benefit the
families and youths in the community.
For those that are looking for our knife sharpener, Bill Woodard, he
had his first chemo treatment for colon cancer and it’s doubtful
that he’ll be returning for the remainder of this season. Please
keep Bill in your prayers. Our staff worker, Mike Long, had knee
surgery this past Friday and will be out for the remainder of the
season as well. Please keep Mike in your prayers.
See you on Thursday.

Things are going great

We’re now going into our fourteenth week with six more weeks to
follow. Lately, we’ve been getting hit with early afternoon showers
and storms. We appreciate those of you that are faithful customers and
we look forward to seeing you through next month. For those that
haven’t been to this market, we have chow chow, salsa, jam, jelly,
cake, cookies, fried pies, kettle corn, sourdough bread, honey, meats
and eggs from grass fed and non-GMO fed poultry and animals, a large
variety of in season vegetables and fruits. In last week’s entry, I
stated that peaches were coming to their end, and I’ve been
corrected on this. We will have peaches throughout the rest of the
season.
Adam York, Back Yard kettle Corn, will be selling his delicious, and
habit forming, popcorn; Jane McKissack, TeKog Apiaries, has a variety
of honey; and Ben/Bethany Fleming, has the meats and eggs. We’ve
partnered with the Gardendale Papa Murphy’s Pizza who will be
selling slices of cheese or pepperoni for $1.00 each, or a medium
cheese and pepperoni pizza for $5.00. This week, we’re having the
Gardendale Quilters Guild selling chances for a Uv of AL and an Auburn
quilt. We look forward to seeing you this coming Thursday.

Pizza price correction

Papa Murphy’s will be selling slices of pizza at $1.00 each, not
$.50 each. Sorry about that.