My Manakin Market - October 15th, 2011
IT'S A PERFECT WEEKEND FOR FORAGING AT FARMERS MARKETS!
Find your favorite vendors - view our interactive Market Map!
With so many cool fall activities going on, it may be hard to squeeze in a visit to the farmers market... Solution - COME EARLY! We open at 8:00am. Our farmers and crafters really need your support this time of year, and there is SO MUCH to choose from, so make sure to get a good night's sleep and swing by to forage for you weekly local food! This week, we continue to have lots of pumpkins, including baking pumpkins! We also have butternut squash and lots of other lovely winter squashes, fresh parsley and cilantro, green beans, beets, radishes, Arugula, peppers (including specialty varieties), a few tomatoes (slicing, cherries), zucchini, cabbage, sweet potatoes, potatoes, eggplant, heritage apples, fall raspberries. We have one producer who will be bringing in some apples from other Virginia farms, as it is extremely difficult to produce applies in this area. They will also have Asian pears and plums from the Appalachian Valley. We have a great selection of meats, including grass-fed beef, pastured pork, lamb and poultry. We’ll have cheese this week from Night Sky Farm - come and try a sample! Our selection of baked goods includes breads, muffins, specialty cookies, focaccia, and even pizza crusts! We also have honey, candy, homemade spices, specialty nuts, jams, jellies, local wines and lots of other delicious Virginia Grown items available at My Manakin Market! What makes us unique? We are PRODUCER ONLY and support sustainably raised produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and true artisan crafts! Check out What's In Season now! Come early for best selection!
Manakin Market has some wonderful artisan crafters, so make sure to keep your eyes open for great gifts this fall – look for handmade clothing
, hand-carved wooden objects
, bedspreads and bathrobes
, fiber products
, soaps, knitted/crocheted
items and more. Look for the alpacas to come back this weekend - stop by to pet or feed them or just say hello! We have several vendors with cozy hats and gloves made from alpaca fleece for those cool nights that are coming. Everyone appreciates handmade, artisan crafted gifts...
Don’t forget to check out ChiknEGG’s Systern Rain Barrels and Earth Machine Composters! We have decided to hold the pricing on our rain barrels and compost bins through the end of the season... Why not pick up one Saturday - save money while you save water and reduce landfill waist all at the same time!
We have some beautiful cut flowers and plants for sale, too, so make sure to take home a bouquet to brighten up your home or office! Our Real Housewives of Goochland
tanks have been very popular this season. They are now on sale for $12 in either pink or gray in a variety of sizes. A portion of the proceeds benefit Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services
. Why not buy one for yourself and a friend and help a worthy organization while you're at it?
WIN A 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA!
Support the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
for a chance to win a brand new 2011 Nissan Altima! Only $50 per ticket - Only 790 tickets to be sold!
The winning ticket will be drawn on November 5, 2011 at the Ribbons & Roses Reception
to commemorate the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation's
20th Anniversary. You do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are available online
or at the market!
MUSIC AT THE MARKET
Phil Julian has been writing and performing both Christian music and comedy, sometimes simultaneously, depending on the venue, since 1970. Phil’s music covers a broad spectrum of styles covering country, folk, contemporary, soft rock, and traditional style hymns. No screaming, no fuzz tones, no jumping off the stage, just a foot tapping rhythm, good down-home acoustical picking, and a message you can take home in your heart. Good listening. His siblings all have the same type of humor, probably genetical, which pops out in spite of any attempts to restrain it and in spite of his Christian convictions. The nut doesn't fall far from the tree. Originally from Seattle, Phil has lived near Richmond, Virginia since 1994. Contact Phil by email
If you know of a band or solo artist who would like to play at the market, please email ChiknEGG
or call: 804-314-9141. Here are the Performance Guidelines for Artists
. Hours for performing are 9:00am-Noon.
Kid's - come and see what critters Christopher and Annabelle, our Local Agrarian Critter Corner farmers in training, will have at the market for you to pet and visit with! Christoper and Annabelle will be happy to show you their farm critters and share their knowledge with young and old(er) market shoppers! They have a few things for sale that they have made themselves and are donating a portion of their proceeds to charity animal rescue groups! We are very proud of these young, forward-thinking agrarians!
We are open for business every Saturday from 8:00am - Noon, May through October. With 50+ vendors (view our Complete List of Vendors
), My Manakin Market promises to bring the highest quality Virginia Grown products to Central Virginia!
Check out our cool interactive Market Map
to find your favorite vendor(s), or launch a Product Search
to find your favorite products!
We have live music every week, cooking demonstrations, chef's demos and lots of other fun activities for the whole family. ChiknEGG’s intern, Michele Wright
(aka The Local Agrarian
) will be cooking up some yummy treats this week and you're welcome to come by her booth and watch, ask and learn! Michele coordinates the market’s musical entertainment, chef’s demos and does cooking demonstrations every other week. Visit her tent to see what’s cookin’!
We're also offering wine tastings from two of our local wineries, Grayhaven Winery
and WindSong Winery
. Come grab a glass of Sangria or wine and hang-out in the wine corral with some delicious locally sourced prepared foods from Kota's Kabobs or The Local Agrarian
Rain Policy: The market will be open unless we have thunder storms. If in doubt, check ChiknEGG’s website
or call 804-314-9141 for a recorded message.
We are located at 68 Broad Street Road in Manakin-Sabot, just 5 minutes west of downtown Short Pump. For more information and a Google Map, Click Here
See you on Saturday!
MY MANAKIN MARKET is brought to you in part by:
Market Bag Sponsor:
Friends of the Market Sponsor:
Virginia Community Bank