Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market

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On Saturday mornings the residents of Sevier and Cocke county come together to create a haven of locally grown produce, jellies, baked goods and topical products. The Gatlinburg Farmers Market has been in full swing for several weeks now. From May 11,2013 to October 12,2013 the Farmers Market will be up and running from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.. The market provides locals and visitors with local produce for fair pricing while supporting and stimulating the local economy. The vendors this year are:

  • On Cosby Day-lilies- Beautiful garden day-lilies of many different varietiesveggies
  • Mountain View Orchard- Vegetables, jellies, jams, baked goods, and apples in season
  • Brewers Mushrooms- Gourmet mushrooms: Lions Mane, Shitake, Oyster and Reishi
  • Smoky Mountain Spinnery- Sourdough bread and other baked goods
  • Knotty Gecko Handcrafts- Topical products: lye soap, lotions, lip balm, wooden wick soy wax candles (all natural ingredients and earth friendly)
  • Line Market Garden- Pesticide free fruits and vegetables and cut herbs and flowers
  • Happy Skin Naturals- All natural creams, lotions, scrubs, lip balm, bar soaps, etc. No animal by-products; made from edible oils, sugars and plant based emulsifiers
  • Crooked Letter Farms- Vegetables, fruits, cut herbs and flowers, jellies, jams and baked goods
  • Catskill Farms- Large farmer who sells a variety of vegetables and vegetable plantshoney
  • Ely’s Mill- Seasonal honey
  • Josie Lemming- Pesticide free vegetables and cut herbs and flowers
  • Michael Ogle- Vegetables

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” -May Sarton

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Directions to the Gatlinburg Farmers Market: Stoplight #3 in Gatlinburg turn north onto Highway 321 toward Cosby, Market is located about a mile on the left in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot. (705 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738)

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Garlic & Herbs

Total time: 1hr 35 min

Servings: 6201007-r-grilled-corn

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped tarragon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large ears of corn, in the husks

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut off the top third of the garlic heads. Stand them cut side up on foil and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil. Wrap the garlic in the foil and bake for about 1 hour, until very soft. Squeeze the garlic into a bowl. Stir in the lemon zest, butter, cilantro, tarragon and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Light a grill. Peel back the corn husks, keeping them attached. Discard the silk. Spread the herbed garlic all over the corn. Fold the husks back over the corn and tie the tops with string. Wrap the corn in foil.
  3. Grill the corn over moderate heat, turning, until the kernels feel tender, 15 minutes. Remove the foil. Grill the ears over moderately high heat, turning, until the husks are nicely charred, 5 minutes, then serve.

Notes: One serving- 186 cal, 7 gm fat, 2 gm sat fat, 31 gm carb, 4 gm fiber

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Gatlinburg Farmers Market 2012 – Opening Day May 19, 2012

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The Gatlinburg Farmers Market will be opening for the 2012 season on Saturday May 19th. The Market will be open every Saturday thru October 15 from 8:30 until 11:30 am. You can find the Market at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot (705 East Parkway).

Fresh ProduceThe Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a great place to shop for local produce, including: tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, garlic, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, carrots, berries, peaches, and more. The selection changes with the seasons, so you never know what you might find! In addition to produce, you can find all sorts of other things: breads and baked goods, granola, honey, soap, plants, tea, and onionsmore! There are also weekly crafter demonstrations by local artists from Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts community. During special events there is live music and childrens’ crafts, as well as cooking and gardening demonstrations!

This will be the third year for the Gatlinburg Farmers Market and it has been a great success and help to the local community! We are hoping to see the Market grow even more this year!

Opening Day

We are really looking forward to Opening Day! Don’t forget to stop by on Saturday, May 19th, from 8:30 to 11:30 am for a special presentation by Sevier Couunty Area Master Gardeners Association called, How to Start a Garden. Saturday, there will also be a featured craft demonstration, Basket Making by Theresa Tyler.  

VendorsWildflower Bake Shop

A number of vendors will be at the market each week. 

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a dream and a vision to provide our residents and visitors with fresh, local produce for fair pricing while supporting and stimulating the local economy.

New vendors are being added every day, so there is sure to be a great assortment of locally grown and prepared foods to choose from!

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Gatlinburg’s New Farmer’s Market

Subscribe to A Day in the Smokies!Gatlinburg Farmer's MarketJoin us on Saturday, May 22nd for the first ever Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market!

This Saturday, May 22nd, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 am.  In addition to great local foods and products, there will be demonstations by local craftsmen and chefs, as well as free raffles with prices from NOC’s Great Outpost and A Walk in the Woods.  Local musicians, Ruth Barber and Keith Watson of Boogertown Gap, will performing old-time Mountain music throughout the morning.Boogertown Gap

The Farmer’s Market will be located 705 East Parkway (Rt. 321 – Alamo Steakhouse parking lot).  It will be open each Saturday from May 22nd through November 20th, from 8 am until 11:30 am. 

 The Mission of the Farmer’s Market is to “promote and provide local foods and goods for healthy mountain living, while providing a supportive gathering ground for both the local citizenry and the visitors to our area.”  Fresh Flowers!Hopefully Gatlinburg’s new Farmer’s Market will reduce the food miles between field and table, while at the same time educating the public and enhancing the quality of life in the Gatlinburg area with this family friendly activity!

Become a Vendor!

Ever thought of becoming a vendor?  If you live nearby, the Market is looking for vendors selling everything from locally raised produce, fruits, and flowers toFresh Produce! baked goods, jellies, and natural health and wellness products.  It is $40 to be a full season vendor (May 22nd through November 20th – 28 Saturdays).  If you just want to try it out before committing to a whole season, you can be a monthly vendor for $15, or just one Saturday for $5.  Applications are due at least 2 weeks before you plan to start selling.  For more Information about becoming a vendor, see the Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market Rules of Operation or contact the Farmer’s Market.

I am really looking forward to visiting the Gatlinburg Farmer’s Market!  It will be nice to have a place to buy fresh, locally grown produce. Other farmer’s markets I have been to have a great family-friendly atmosphere and really bring people together!  I am sure Gatlinburg’s will be just as welcoming.  See you there!

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