Bakersville Farmer’s Market growing
The longest-running farmer’s market in Mitchell County is undergoing some changes. The Bakersville market, which runs 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday from April through October, has added new vendors and is offering a wider assortment of meats, eggs produce and crafts.
New this year at the market are the younger folks from Lucas Family Farm. Their specialty is pastured chicken. They raise Cornish Cross hens and will soon be branching out to add another breed of meat bird.
The Lucas family became a multi-generational farm when Chris and Jory joined the family earlier this year. Father David Lucas also offers rustic woodcrafts and Lichtenberg Wood Burning. He will be doing live demonstrations Saturday, Aug. 10, for this craft.
Self Farm and S&S Produce are at the market with a range of produce and meats. They bring pastured beef and pork, along with their free-range eggs and produce from their large market garden, from beans and squash to tomatoes, beets, cabbage and more.
The Self Family are Bakersville natives, and they bring years of experience to their farm endeavors.
The Little Half Acre has recently joined the market with a variety of organic produce and healthy microgreens.
A newer member of the Bakersville community, Jackie grows only heirloom varieties on her half-acre homestead.
Although there are several other vendors, everyone likes to stop by and meet Patsy, who has been a part of the market for years and offers exquisitely carved and painted gourds. She’s the backbone and matriarch of the market and always has a friendly smile and a moment to chat with everyone.