Obviously, the Catawba Valley Farmers Market would not exist without our wonderful vendors.
These folks work very hard throughout the year to provide their wares to the public.
It goes without saying that we appreciate each and every one of the folks that participate
in our effort to bring fresh, nutritious food to our market.
If you would like to receive an application to become a vendor at our market, CLICK HERE.
Frank & Pam Garman
Walnut Hill Farm
In continuing with family tradition,
Frank and Pam Garman have acquired the Walnut Hill Farm business from Frank's parents,
Frankie & Louise Garman.
They raise healthy grass-fed Angus cattle that are antibiotic free. Their beef products are processed under USDA inspection and the meat
is vacuum packed before being frozen.
The beef is sold as steaks, roasts, London broil and ground beef. The Garmans also sell Apple-Wood Smoked bacon, mild pork sausage,
as well as country ham slices.
As Catawba Valley natives, Frank and Pam are willing to share their knowledge of Catawba history. Feel free to reach out to Pam
with questions about their meats,
cooking suggestions and recipes.
Steve & Pam Hall
Steve and Pam live within a mile of the Farmers Market, so their produce truly is local!
It is also very fresh since most of it is pulled, picked or cut the morning of the Market.
Nothing excites Pam more than getting to
dig in the dirt. She loves to plant tiny seeds, watch them grow and then produce cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, or radishes.
Steve is the tractor operator, getting
the garden spaces ready for planting.
In addition to their produce, the Halls
also sell apples, peaches, pickles,
jams and granola.
Steve sometimes has his handmade
Elliott & Laura Muncey
The Muncey's live in Fincastle.
Laura also teaches school and Elliott makes copper apple butter kettles and smaller items. The kettle corn is popped on-site
in a handcrafted copper kettle.
Rebecca is a native of Roanoke County and resides in Vinton. She was a Roanoke City Schools art teacher for 25 years & decided that she wanted to be an artist and have more control over her time. Rebecca makes and sells a variety of functional pottery, as well as some decorative items. Her wares include coffee cups (her most popular item), bowls, platters, butter dishes, butter bells (ask her about the history of these), buttons, roses, birds, hair pins & so much more.
Her products are microwave & dishwasher safe. Each piece is an original.
Rebecca frequently brings her potters wheel
to the farmers markets and works
on projects while there.
She's happy to answer questions about her craft.
Kenny & Janet Orange
Cards by Janet
Kenny retired in 2001 from the United States
Air Force after serving 20 years.
Kenny & Janet currently live in the Catawba Valley. Janet has always enjoyed crafting
whether it is sewing, cross-stitching, flower arrangements, or anything she can get her hands on and create. Her favorite craft is working with paper to create handmade cards, coasters, magnets, and altered notebooks.
She has been encouraged by Kenny
and others to share her creative hobbies.
Rag Rugs and Herbal Delights
Lori and Luke's family live in the Catawba Valley. Lori has been growing herbs for many years and likes to explore different ways to use them.
She offers fresh cut herbs, potted plants,
dried herbal teas, herbal sink scrub, fresh herbal salad dressing, and fresh herbal iced tea.
Lori also offers handmade rag rugs and sink scrubbies. Her grandmother taught her how to crochet when she was just 10 years old and she's been making rugs ever since.
She has many sizes and colors to choose from every week at the market and also takes orders for custom-made rugs.
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.
The Craig County FFA is working hard towards this year’s goals. They are selling homemade dog treats and taking pre-orders for pork sausage. They are putting the money towards community events, travel expenses for competitions,
and financing the second annual Land Lab Fair held at Craig County High School.
Dean & Laura Bower
Hillside Plants & Produce
Dean & Laura and their son, Jeff, live just outside of Fincastle. They have been growing produce for many years. In addition to a wide variety of produce, the Bowers sell vegetable and flower plants, hanging baskets, pumpkins and mums. Their most popular items are tomatoes, green beans, corn and cucumbers. Dean and Laura state that providing local food and other products for the people dedicated to buying locally is the most positive aspect of their work.
Kristy & Lindsey Sowers
Rocky Ridge Farm - Flower Haven
Kristy Sowers and daughter Lindsey live in Roanoke County, where Lindsey grows flowers and plants. Kristy does the baking, providing their booth with a variety of home-baked cakes, cookies and candy.
Kristy will also be offering a variety of produce grown on their Rocky Ridge Farm, along with boxed selections of vegetables. Lindsey will continue selling cut flowers, vegetable and flower plants and hanging baskets.
Alice lives in the Catawba Valley with her husband, their flock of chickens and their dogs.
Alice brings baked goods to the Market – fruit pies, breads, cookies, cakes, and her most recent endeavor, fried pies, along with fresh eggs.
Alice uses her own fresh eggs in her baked goods. Much of the fruit comes from her own trees and the rest of the fruits are sourced locally. Alice is busy the day before and during the morning of Market day, preparing her pies, cakes, etc., so they are fresh for her customers.
Alice loves to sew, resulting in quilts, ladies handbags, face masks, table runners, potholders, microwave bowl holders, bibs for babies and adults, eyeglass, checkbook holders
and much more.
Meg lives in Salem.
In addition to Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies,
she sells baked-that-morning scones, fruit muffins, sourdough rolls and cornbread.
Meg uses local fruits whenever possible,
local cage-free eggs and real butter.
She uses handed-down and
community cookbook recipes.
Meg bakes special orders and delivers locally within 10 miles of Salem.
Another of Meg's specialties is locally grown catnip and catnip sock cat toys.
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 Carilion.
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 chap-sticks, 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!