Archive for June, 2010

June 21, 2010

Belly Dancing is coming to the High Country Farmers Market! Sunday June 27th

Bring your family, kids and sweethearts as this coming Sunday, June 27th, Belly Dancing Troupe Ancient Moon will be joining the HCFM to perform and offer beautiful henna hand painting. Ancient Moon performs largely American Tribal Style, a modern style of belly dance characterized by beautifully costumed dancers, lead-&-follow formations, vibrant music and a “tribal” cooperation. Join us Sunday as we heat up the market with tribal rhythms and cool off with farm fresh fare.


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June 21, 2010

Farm Cafe shoot promotional Video at The High Country Farmers Market

F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe shot a promotional video at the High Country Farmers Market this past Sunday. Tom Santay the video director borrowed ASU sustainable development students, local farm vendors and toddling youngsters to help shoot the video. Holding large hand drawn and written slogans the students, vendors and little ones championed key tenets of Farm Cafe’s mission namely to ensure that healthy local organic produce reach all people regardless of means.

June 7, 2010

Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Farm at ASU

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Farm at ASU is a student-run operation located in Valle Crucis, where a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are grown, and pigs and chickens are raised. Students participate in a variety of sustainable agriculture practises, including agroforestry, companion planting, ecological pest management, crop rotation and cover cropping.

June 3, 2010

Kingfisher Crafts

Kingfishercrafts is a  crafting studio operated by married couple Kathy Ford and Alistair Burke from Triplett, NC  who make one-of-a-kind Unique Beaded Jewelry, AnimalandIcons pendants  and assorted crafts (from painted gourds to vibrant Pixie Pouches.)

AND NEW this SEASON Farmers Market Photography – Prints, Postcards and Posters of vibrant Farm Fresh Vegetables, Flowers and Livestock.

Kathy is a self taught crafter as tenacious as they come, bringing 20+ years of beading and jewelry skills to the table. She is passionate  about supporting women and loves helping women feel good about themselves through ornamentation. Alistair a photographer and Graphic Artist by trade found the perfect marriage of his two loves food and photography shooting pictures of the Farmers Market and local farms.

June 3, 2010

The Appalachian Shed

John & Terrie Travers have combined their two loves, growing & creating, to form The Appalachian Shed.  A plot of mountain land carefully carved into a Homestead where they utilize organic, sustainable practices to grow a garden and a diversity of plant material for sale.  The couple maintain a small flock of heritage breed chickens, a vital component to sustainable practices, and often have eggs available.  Both believe that anyone can grow no matter the space, and they are always willing to take the time to teach, give tips, or simply relate.

In addition to the growing aspect, no Homestead is complete without an outlet for income.  Both are Folk Artist and have working studios on the farm.  John and Terrie both work in multiple mediums with John’s mainstay being wood, and Terrie’s current passion is fusible glass.  Most of their work is one-of-a-kind with all design work being original.