July 15, 2017 Market

Posted on 07/10/2017
Tappahannock Farmers’ Market - Saturday, July 15th    A Tappahannock tradition returns!  The Summer Heat has arrived and the vegetables are rolling in with the 3rd Market of the 2017 Season on Saturday, July 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Cross and Prince Streets in Downtown Tappahannock.  The Market season is the 3rd Saturday - April through November except June during the annual Tappahannock RivahFest! 

Please make an extra effort to stop by and see Cub Scout 316 led by Leilani Packett.  They are selling Domino’s Pizza cards for $10.  Each card comes with 16 "Buy One Pizza , Get a 2nd Pizza of equal or lesser value Free" stickers.  The boys will be in uniform selling the cards to raise funds for adventure camps, activities, supplies and other items needed for weekly meetings.  This is a wonderful opportunity to help teach the Scouts of Pack 316 valuable social skills, a strong work ethic and individual and team dedication to setting and meeting goals.
The Northern Neck Master Gardeners are always popular and will once again be at the Market with materials on what to do in July for your garden.  Stop by to find answers to all of your gardening questions.  They have rain barrels for sale to collect water when there are some good rains and they always have soil test kits available.  Be sure and ask about how to contact one of their three Help Desks for whenever you have gardening questions.  Stop by and say hello – The Northern Neck Master Gardeners all love to talk about gardening!!!The Indian Rivers Humane Society will continue to be on hand to spread the word on the good work they do for cats and dogs as well as meet some of the prospective owners of pets from the shelter.  Other non-profit groups such as Essex Backpack Meals, Essex Churches Together and the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department are also returning to share information on their missions and raise funds to continue their community work.   

 The July 15th Market includes favorite vendors from past seasons as well as many new products.  Garner’s Produce, Level Green Farms, Nathan France and Javier Godines will return with their extensive monthly selections.  Lover’s Retreat Dairy is always popular for their locally produced cheeses, spreads, milk, and eggs.

Food while you shop and to take home includes Great Harvest Breads, Lady Jane’s Kettle Corn, GG’s Doghouse, Fluffy Buns Bakery, Bright Eyes Concession and Catering, S and S Carnival Foods, Whitley’s Peanuts, The Smoothie Hut  and Essex Churches Together.   

Craft, artist and jewelry vendors range from Eric Frolia’s oil candles carved from rock to custom woodwork such as birdhouses and furniture by Sharon Wrightson.  Jim Thomas always has great custom signs and artwork and Charlotte’s Web Natural Soap, a long-time Market vendor returns for July with her handmade soaps.   

New vendors for July include Fuzing Frenzy Glass with their wind chimes, bowls, plates and home décor, MOMogramming by Brooke with linens, custom t-shirts, decals and wine glasses, Keith Williams Parker with his Sea Life paintings and New Life Community Church with their cakes, pies and cookies.  The various church groups of the Town, County and Middle Peninsula region are very popular for their food and fellowship. 

Virginia Blood Services will have a bloodmobile available at the July 15th and August 19th Markets.  There is always a need for blood and these organizations need your support on a regular basis.  Please come out and take the time to donate a pint and help save a life.   

Some returning vendors this month, but new for the 2017 season, include Chesapeake Bay Botanicals with their locally made and all Natural insect repellants, Essential Oils, candles, lip balms and soaps,  Perfectly Posh, with their Jewelry and VA Handmade Crafts and can also discuss their unique wine-tasting business, The Bubble Cupboard with handmade bath and body products and Zion Baptist Church with their great cookies, cakes and pies.   Caret Cellars is the featured winery in July.

See and taste Caret Cellars products at the Market Wine Garden and their vineyard just north of Town and just off Route 17 in Caret, VA (495 Meadow Landing Lane – From Route 624 – Essex Church Road).  Ask them about their participation in the region’s Wine Trail and their work in support of the newly formed Middle Peninsula Artisan Trail.   

The Market always encourages you to explore the local year-round businesses in the downtown area when you are finished with your Market shopping and eating.  At 10:00 a.m. there is a special treat for people who explore a little north of Town.  Stephen and Susan Ellis of Ellis Farms will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 17 South (yes – it is north of Town, but on the Southbound Lane).  The restaurant will offer breakfast and lunch daily from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with Billy Miles serving as Chef and Manager of day-to-day operations. 

When you are done visiting this new restaurant, you can conveniently head a little further north to Caret Cellars or come straight back to the Market!

Please remember the market continues to be a successful event because of your local community support.  Please let the market vendors know how much you appreciate their presence in Tappahannock every month!  As in all free market business ventures, they will continue to come back if your shopping makes it worth their while.  Thank you to our customers and vendors for your support! The Tappahannock Main Street Program operates the Farmers’ Market in an effort to highlight all of Tappahannock as a regional commerce center.  After stopping by the Market, please visit the businesses in the historic downtown along the rest of Prince Street, Queen Street and Water Lane.  Don’t miss the great history museum on Water Lane just off Queen Street and a great artists’ gallery, Tappahannock Artists Guild, just around the corner on Prince Street.  Continue south on Church Lane to the “midtown” shops, banks and professional services offices.  Certainly not last and certainly not least, along Tappahannock Boulevard from Hoskins Creek down to the Bray’s Fork area (Route 17/360 Intersection if you’re wondering where that is) you will find a wide variety of well-known retailers as well as some new and long-standing businesses.  

ABOUT TAPPAHANNOCK FARMERS' MARKET Tappahannock Farmers' Market is an initiative of the Tappahannock Main Street Program in partnership with Essex County and Town of Tappahannock. 

The Market is located at Prince & Cross Streets in Downtown Tappahannock  -  3rd Saturday of every month from April through November, except June during the annual Tappahannock RivahFest!   

For more information about the Farmers' Market, participating as a vendor or as a volunteer, please visit www.tappahannockmarket.com call 804-445-2067 or email manager@tappahannockmarket.com  

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