It is time for Tomato FEST!! July 26th 4-7
We are always excited to see what Wa will bring to the market each week. Thao Farm is one of the only vendors at the market to grow celery, ginger, Brussels sprouts, and purple yams. Wa Lee’s berry bushes provide the market with strawberries, three varieties of raspberries, and blueberries. In the fall, she brings Fuji apples to sell. In 2017, Thao Farm won “Best Tasting“ Cherry Tomatoes at the our first annual Tomato Festival. Wa is always happy to talk about her produce & answer questions on how to prepare her fabulous-tasting vegetables.
Farmers markets are a family business for the Yang’s. Their beautiful produce can be found at markets all over the Four States area. The 2017 winner of “Best-Tasting Beefsteak Tomato“ at our Tomato Fest, the Yang Family usually plants over 300 tomato plants each year. Their tables are always packed with beautiful green beans, zucchini, and aromatics like onions and garlic. Stop by and try one of their many varieties of Asian greens and herbs.
Steve Combrink is one of our favorite backyard gardeners at the farmers market. His tender okra, sweet corn, tomatoes, and squash are always a hit. A lifelong gardener, Steve worked & traveled for the USDA for 31 years before returning to his hometown of Columbus after retirement. He enjoys growing all vegetables, but corn is his favorite.
Meet Wang Xiong, a USDA-certified organic farmer who is a big believer in healthy eating and taking care of the land that sustains us. Eden Valley always has a wonderful selection of blackberries, herbs, unique Asian vegetables, okra, heirloom tomatoes, salad mixes, and cucumbers. Stop by Wang’s booth to learn about his organic farming practices or to learn how to prep & cook one of his unique vegetable offerings!
Ya’s Farm certainly knows how to grow delicious tomatoes. The winner of the “Best-Tasting Heirloom Tomato” category at our 2017 Tomato Fest, they always surprise us with the many different varieties of our favorite summer veggie (or fruit?) they bring to the market. You can also find green beans, squash, okra, greens, herbs, and much more each week.
We always look forward to berry season at the farmers market to welcome Judy Jantz & her family-run business from Big Cabin, OK. Cabin Creek Berries has the best-tasting blueberries, blackberries & raspberries at the market. Try a sample of the many different varieties the Jantz’s grow on their farm & pick up a pint or two before they sell out!
For some of the best-tasting & best-priced honey in the 4 States area visit The Pace‘s at Four States Honey. While their storefront is located in Vinita, they have healthy hives placed all over northeastern Oklahoma & you can’t get more local than that! You can purchase raw honey in three different sizes, as well as whipped honey & flavored honey. Stop by their booth for a yummy sample & learn about the health benefits of eating local honey.
This family business, located in North Miami, custom cracks and shells pecans for customers all over NE Oklahoma. Their store also sells locally-produced jams, jellies, honey, cracking supplies, apparel & so much more. Stop by their table at the farmers market for a free sample of local pecans & a nice selection of locally-made products.
The Ramers are famous for their wonderful baked goods. One taste of their breads, pies, brownies or cinnamon rolls & you will be hooked! Made fresh at their store in Miami, OK, the Ramer Family also sells homemade noodles, soup mixes & other baked goods. They have a farm and grow many conventional and chemical-free vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, okra & bell peppers. Each fall, be the first to get a Ramer pumpkin for your autumn decorations. They sell many more products, take special orders & now serve lunch at their store near the intersection of Hwy 10 & Hwy 137.