Come out and listen to some great music, see friends, connect with neighbors and enjoy.
MARKET VENDOR OF THE WEEK
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.
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!
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!
Friend of the Farmers
Please sign up to support the market by becoming a Friend of the Farmers. For a $25.00 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.
A full service market offering ground beef, pork, pecans, cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos, BBQ, eggs, breads, cookies, salsa, plants, lotions, bug spray, lip balm, essential oil blends, honey, jellies, ground flour, onions, kale, lettuce, herbs, snap peas, asparagus, radishes, spinach, soap, magnesium lotion, jerky, popcorn, pork rinds and a great time to visit friends and make new friends!
Jennifer Gibson Keener reports:
Two of the last of the Market's volunteers. First, there's Tammy Melton. Affectionately known as "Gam"; this lady has children flocking around her often. She's also a big part of all the background things you don't see happening. Like dumping trash cans and helping to put away chairs and general clean up at the end of each Market. You also see her often as a Vendor w blackberries and mushrooms and other goodies. She's always smiling and happy and making others feel good. And then there's Suchi Jain, the teen volunteer this year. She helps pass out bingo cards and collects Vendor items for Market bags to give away as prizes. She spends much of her time talking to vendors and customers and being an encouragement.
Another volunteer you know and love at the Market. Sean Brong with his clicker-counter. Greeting people with a smile and a kind word. He's been with the Market from the beginning, 10 years. This guy would give you the shirt off his back. Always looking out for the vendors and 'advertising' for them. Always looking out for the customer and pointing them in the right direction. He even delivers drinks to folks ...if he can remember who they are. Lol. You might even see him singing and dancing with the Crazy Grandma! We love you, Sean. Thank you for all you do every Saturday.
ATTENTION!! We love all our customers, but we especially love the older folks. If you're 65 and older we've got good news for you! The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has added funds for their senior program. So if you know a low income senior that could use a $50 Farmers Market card please let us know! Message us your name, phone number and address. You can also give us your information in person at the Bartlesville Farmers Market this Saturday. Thank you! Please spread the word!!
Our "official" market season begins Saturday, April 7 2018, 8:00 AM-11:30 AM, and runs every Saturday, through October.
The new contact phone number to reach Bartlesville Area Farmers Market is 918-534-6542.
If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Bartlesville Area Farmers Market Board, please have them call the number listed above, we will also be accepting nominations at the meeting.
There is more, so much more, at YOUR BARTLESVILLE FARMERS MARKET!