Dates: Every Saturday, May 7 through Mid-Oct. 2016
Time: 8:00 - 11:30 am
Contacts: President - Mike Melton: 918-534-6542
Market manager - Mike Melton: 918-534-6542
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. 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.
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.
Well friends and family, the Bartlesville Area Farmers Market will have their annual meeting and election of board members on Thursday, January 26th 2017 at St. Luke's Episcopal church at 210 E 9th St, Bartlesville, OK from 6-9 pm.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in the market - all vendors, musicians, customers and supporters. The new contact phone number to reach Bartlesville Area Farmers Market is 918-534-6542.
The pavilion is ready at the corner of Tuxedo Blvd and Cherokee Ave in downtown Bartlesville and we have confirmation that the Bartlesville Area Farmers Market has that pavilion reserved on Saturday mornings from May through October. The restrooms have been completed and they are working on parking. This is going to be a phenomenal place for us to have the Farmers Market this summer, much easier set up for the vendors and lots of space for our customers and visitors to walk around and visit and look at all the vendors have to offer.
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.
These are the sorts of pumpkins offered at the Bartlesville
Farmers Market by vendor Jubilee Acres.
There is more, so much more, at YOUR BARTLESVILLE FARMERS MARKET!
Call Market Manager for information -
Mike Melton 918-534-6542