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Our Mission

To improve access to locally grown specialty crops & homemade crafts.

To promote the economic well being of area farmers & growers.

To support the nutritional well being of our community.

 

Market Information

Location: Frank Phillips Park at Frank Phillips and Keeler Ave. in downtown Bartlesville.

Dates:  Every Saturday, May 7 through Mid-Oct. 2016
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 am
Contacts: President - Mike Melton: 918-534-6542
    Market manager - Steve Forsythe:  918-914-3791
Email: bvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com

 

MARKET VENDOR OF THE WEEK 

 

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The vendor of the week is Rock Acres, operated by Mike and Tammy Melton. Their farm is located five miles north of Copan, Oklahoma. They have been vendors at the Market or on the Market Board for nine years, which is the entire life of the Bartlesville Market. In the past they have sold vegetables, eggs, herb based soaps, wood chips, and brought their food wagon. This year they are concentrating on growing and selling Kiowa blackberries.

They mulch the berry canes in the fall and fertilize with 10-10-10. They use no pesticides. In the spring they dig up “off” shoots and replant them in new rows.
They started in 2012 buying Kiowa plants from a commercial nursery and now they only replant shoots from their blackberry plants. Kiowa blackberries are purported to be the largest marketable blackberry. Mike and Tammy also think they have the most thorns!

When the blackberries are maturing in late-June and early July, they pick every
day and a half, and clean and sort the berries into containers for sale. They freeze the rest for later use in jellies and cobblers. Some of their blackberries have been used by the Market’s Cloverleaf Bakery to make blackberry cobbler!

Of all the produce the Meltons have grown, they like blackberries the best.
If this winter is “kind” they should double their production in 2017!

 

Music, Fun & Friends

Come out and listen to some great music, see friends,
connect with neighbors and enjoy.

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Friend of the Farmers

Please sign up to support the market by becoming a Friend of the Farmers. For a $20.00 donation you will receive the new market bag, participate in specials during the season and have your name entered into the monthly drawing for $50.00 of  Market Money. Join at the Market Managers Booth.

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There is more, so much more, at YOUR BARTLESVILLE FARMERS MARKET!

Steve Forsythe
2016 Market Manager
918-914-3791 for more information.


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Downtown Bartlesville - Saturdays May thru Oct - 8:30am to 11:30am - Frank Phillips & Keeler - 918.914.3791 - Copyright 2016