Market Vendors Receive Awards

Four vendors from the Ashe County Farmers' Market won awards in the fall of 2008 at the North Carolina State Fair for their homegrown and handmade products.

Joe and Mary Stanley of Warrensville were awarded multiple ribbons. Joe received two blue ribbons for his Wolf River and Northern Spy apples. Mary won another blue ribbon for her homemade sour cherry preserves.

Opal Essick of Nathans Creek entered her wonderful apple butter and won a second place ribbon. This was her first entry ever at the State Fair!

Wilma Kreider entered her spicy homemade red salsa and took third place out of 35 entries.

Congratulations to all!


Come and experience Ashe County NC's Farmer Market. Every Saturday through the end of October the NC Farmers Market  will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Market shelter on the Backstreet in beautiful downtown West Jefferson. Come on by for a visit where you will find the finest in locally-grown fruit and vegetables along with some of the most original, creative arts and crafts in the region. 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals offer cabins located near the Farmers Market of North Carolina in Ashe County. Ashe County offers many events and attractions. Book your Cheap NC Mountain Cabin Rentals today!

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