Winter Blues Farmers’ Market 2013

Typically when you think “farmers’ market” you think summertime. But that doesn’t stop West Virginia;  This afternoon was the “Winter Blues Farmers’ Market” from 3-8pm at the Waterfront Place Hotel near downtown Morgantown. Its scheduled the same week as the WV Small Farms Conference.

After graduate seminar today, Erin and I went over to the market to check out what it had to offer. With over 40 vendors, there was definitely something for everyone: preserves, vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, baked goods, cheese, canned salsa and spreads, spices, and even non-edibles such as hand-spun wool, wooden items, and candles.

There were also tickets available for $1 each, and stations where you could get a warm dinner served to you. I exchanged 2 tickets for a handmade mini pizza, made from whole wheat flour. Delicious! I also picked up some ground lamb, romaine lettuce, and a couple of baked goods.

Check out some photos of the event below. And don’t miss out on the next farmer’s market event in Morgantown– Saturday, April 6th will be a traditional farmer’s market held in the downtown marketplace from 11am-2pm.

At the entrance of the Winter Market

At the entrance of the Winter Market

This is where I picked up my romaine lettuce for $1

This is where I picked up my romaine lettuce for $1

Made in West Virginia

Made in West Virginia

 

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Jams, Jellies, and Butters

More greens!

More greens!

Potatoes and apples

Potatoes and apples

Get your frozen lamb here, folks

Get your frozen lamb here, folks

A lamb heart

A lamb heart

Salsas and spices

Salsas and spices

Handmade sausage pizza for $2

Handmade sausage pizza for $2

Fantastic apple danish made from West Virginia apples

Fantastic apple danish made from West Virginia apples

 

Overview of the winter market, held in the Waterfront Place Hotel. Over 40 vendors from around the state of West Virginia were there.

Overview of the winter market, held in the Waterfront Place Hotel. Over 40 vendors from around the state of West Virginia were there.

Great live music was playing, too! Some type of West Virginia bluegrass/folk music.

Great live music was playing, too! Some type of West Virginia bluegrass/folk music.

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One thought on “Winter Blues Farmers’ Market 2013

  1. Debbie Todhunter

    Now this would have been packed here in Grand Forks–what a great idea. Of course, perhaps, in this cold, there would not have been any produce, just the non-produce items.

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