Event Calendar

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Date Event Event or Farm Talk Description Music from 11-3
9/22/18 Beef and Pork Sampling
Come sample our farm raised beef and pork. We will be taking orders for Family Beef shares that day.
Keith Bradley
9/29/18 Celebrate Autumn Festival
Join us at the Farm Market as we welcome Autumn. The patio will be bursting with fall colors. Mr. Ted Hughes, a long-time friend of Papa Saunders, will be here with his book on the old railway system of Nelson County. There will be plants for your autumn landscape along with pumpkins and gourds to enhance your fall decor. Apples , Asian pears, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and sweet apple cider will be in plentiful. A fall inspired dessert topped with pumpkin or apple pie ice cream will be available from the kitchen.
Keith Bradley
10/6/18 Piney River Gold Day Whether you are planning to make apple sauce, apple pie filling or frying a pan of apples to go with hot biscuits , Piney River Golds are one of our favorites. Come try one! The Ridge Runners
10/13/18 Farm Animal Day Bring your family and  "Get Down on the Farm"
with us!  We will have plenty of
farm animals for you to meet. Claudia Van Koba, a local artist, will be here if you'd like your little ones portrait drawn!
The New Halfgrassed Revival
10/20/18 Farm Photo Contest 1st Annual Farming Photo Contest.  We'd love to see your farmscape or animal shots ! Prizes will be awarded for best photo in each catagory.The winning photo's will be on display at the Market for all to enjoy. Kim and Jimbo

Holiday Dessert Tasting with Christina from
The Wooden Spoon Bakery

Christina will be on hand with a variety of holiday treats for you to sample. We will be accepting
pre-orders for holiday pies
and desserts available for pick up at the Farm Market.
Dave Miller
11/3/18 Apple Butter Making Its apple butter making time! Come see how we stir the apple butter kettle. We will be stirring and adding our special seasoning on this exciting Saturday. Hang around for a warm jar to take home. Samples of apple butter will be served on hot homemade biscuits, yum!! Kim and Jimbo
11/10/18 Veterans Thank You Day Papa Saunders will be around to tell stories and greet visitors in honor of Veteran's Day. If you are a Veteran or have a family member who is a Veteran, be sure to bring them out to the Farm Market. We will sing God Bless America at 11 am followed by live music by Dave Miller until 3 on the patio! Dave Miller
11/17/18 Apple Cider Pressing Demonstration Old fashion apple cider pressing! Using Papa Saunders antique cider press come watch the process of cider making. Samples of fresh pressed cider will be available from 11-2 David Matthews of Lovingston
11/23/18 Christmas Tree Farm Opens! The Farm Market Christmas Tree Farm
opens up for the season!
11/24/18 Wreaths and Swags
Wreaths and Swags are available for purchase!
12/1/18 Cookie Decorating with the Elves!
Kids and the kids at heart come decorate cookies with the Elves of Saunders Brothers Farm Market! We will be decorating sugar cookies with icing and festive sprinkles. Cookies will be pre-baked from the local bakery, The Wooden Spoon. Please email the Farm Market Manager to pre-register at: mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com, space is limited and event is $12 per dozen cookies. Happy Holidays!
12/7-8/18 Art Show with Pat Saunders!
Pat is artist and owner of Tye Brook Studio.  Using mainly acrylic paints, she blends her love for rural landscapes and architecture to create original works of art. A Virginia Tech graduate, and a former Nelson County Art Teacher, Pat now teaches art classes at the library, and paints full time.  Pat sells her notecards and small paintings at the Farm Market.  The Farm Market will be hosting a Holiday Art Show featuring her work, December 7 and 8, 9-5 p.m. Come by and do all your holiday shopping!
12/15/18 Last Day of Farm Market Season