Darlene is the Public Services Coordinator for Roanoke County Public Library and is working on developing an outreach program for the library system. After hearing that residents of the Catawba area desire library services, she thought attending the Catawba Valley Farmers Market might be a good first step. It will allow the library to both share the services that are already offered and to get to know the community in order to learn what services would be of value to them. They plan to bring books and activities for all ages. They can register people for library cards so they can check out materials and be able to use the library's online resources. They will also have a useful gift for anyone who stops by to visit them.
Jake Anderson and Beth Mason
Sweet Tree Honey & Botanicals
Sweet Tree is a mother and son team offering local honey and natural health and beauty products. Jake is the beekeeper with 20 hives located from Salem to Bent Mountain. He lives in Roanoke and works as a nurse at Carillion. His 4 kids, work and bees keep him very busy, so you won't see him at the market very often. Beth is a Master Gardener using Jake's beeswax and honey with herbs and flowers from her garden to create small batch skincare products. She grows lavender, calendula, chamomile, and many other herbs to use in her nourishing creations. She makes chapsticks, lotions, healing salves and soaps with natural and high quality ingredients. Beth and her husband recently moved to New Castle from Michigan..
Roanoke Co. Public Library
Randi Wines lives in the Catawba Valley.
She is the Manager of the Roanoke Co.
Library in Glenvar.
She feels that everyone should have access
to the library’s services and
she enjoys providing that opportunity
to residents of the Catawba Valley.
The library wants to get to know the community better and learn what new services
could be offered.
Each week the library will have new
books and activities available.
Visitors can register for a library card
that will allow them to request and
check out materials as well as
access online resources.
Stop by for a chat & receive
a useful gift each week!
The letters “FFA” stand for
Future Farmers of America.
It is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership.
FFA prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success
through agricultural education.
It develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools
to achieve real-world success.
Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.