Special Markets to Finish Up Highland Farmers Market Season

Hi there, this is Mary Parham, Manager, at the Highland Farmers Market in Monterey, Virginia.  Thank you so much to the community and Highland County for our 2021 market season.  The market has had a re-emergence this year that has been very well received and we are excited to grow and enliven it next year.

While the season is coming to a close, we have two final festive markets planned this year.  On Friday, October 1 from 3:30 to 6pm, we’ll be meeting in The Highland Center Market Pavilion as usual.  We’ll have a great array of farmers and makers and this year we have everything from pumpkins to potatoes to salad fix to microgreens and more.  We will welcome our favorite local band, Mountain Air, back to the market for some good vibrations and joyous atmosphere.  In addition, we’ll also, thanks to the Highland Arts Council, be welcoming a special guest artist and teacher, Theresa Brown, who’ll be offering an eco-printing demonstration during market.

On Friday October 8, from 3 to 7pm, we’ll have an extended market.  We’ll be merging with Hands and Harvest Festival on the Courthouse lawn in Monterey, Virginia.  So, you can come do your market shopping, you can meet some new vendors at the festival and just join in that celebration.   And again, that’s October 8 from 3 to 7pm at the Courthouse in Monterey.

Thank you so much to all of you again for supporting the market this season and I look forward to seeing you at these next two markets and in the spring at the market.  If you’d like more information about the farmers market or upcoming Hands and Harvest Festival you can visit our Facebook page at Highland Farmers Market or you can visit The Highland Center Facebook page for all upcoming events.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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