We’re Back!!!! 4 Holiday Markets at Bayview start tomorrow!

I hope everybody had a great Turkey Day.  I confess to a bit of a Turkey Day hangover today.  Not sure if it the fabulous turkey we had, the 4 types of pies my mother made, or perhaps the home-made egg nog with almost an entire fifth of bourbon in it….
Nonetheless, we are powering through it today because tomorrow (Nov. 26th) is the first of four holiday markets at the Bayview Hall (next to Bayview Farm and Garden).  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
We will be attending all the Bayview Holiday Farmer’s Markets for the next four markets PLUS we will be at the Greenbank Farm Holiday Market on Saturday’s only, starting next week and for 3 weekends.
And what…you may ask…does a veggie farm bring to market in late November/December?
Well…that can be somewhat weather dependent but the main answer is – oodles of food!
As long as we don’t get a real cold snap (like in the mid to low 20s), we will have things like collards, kale, chard, brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cabbage, beets and a few other treats straight from the fields.  Plus there are things we’ve put in storage from the seasons bounty – potatoes, dry beans, onions, garlic and winter squash all fit that bill.
And then…there are the Holiday “Fresh from Whidbey” farm gifts.  We have QUITE a selection this year:

            2011 HOLIDAY GIFT ITEMS FROM WILLOWOOD FARM
Gift Boxes – We have gift boxes in three sizes:  large square box, small rectangular and small square.  The first two have a Willowood Farm logo on them.   All the boxes are made from wood and are a nice solid re-useable attractive box.  All the following will be available at the holiday markets or a selection of these will be available for purchase at the bayleaf Stores in Coupeville and Oak Harbor.
Potato Lovers Herb de Provence Box
·      Harvest Feast Deluxe  $64
o   Large square box w/ Willowood Farm logo.
§  Includes 1 lb bag dry beans, ½ lb Ebey Road Farm Emmer, 1 small winter squash, 1 lb mixed onions, 1 box of Lavender Wind Farm Herbs de Provence, 1 jar of Willowood Farm Garlic Flakes, 1 bag of baby mixed potatoes, 1 lb of garlic, 1 2 oz jar of Island Apiaries honey. * Note – choose between Rockwell, Peregion, Black Coco or Barn Floor Mix beans.
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card describing the joys of the Harvest Feast.
·      Harvest Feast Sampler.  $32. 
§  Includes 1 lb bag dry beans, 1 small winter squash, ½ lb onions, Lavender Wind Farm Herbs de Provence, 2 heads of garlic, 1 2 oz jar of Island Apiaries honey. * Note – choose between Rockwell, Peregion, Black Coco or Barn Floor Mix beans.
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card describing the joys of the Harvest Feast.
·      Potato Lovers Herb De Provence Box.  $32  
§  Includes 4.5 lbs of potatoes (four varieties), 3 heads of garlic, 1 lb of onion, Lavender Wind Farms Herb de Provence. 
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card including “Roasted Potatoes w/ Herbs de Provence” recipe.
·      Potato Lovers Sampler Box.  $16   
§  Includes 2 lbs of potatoes (two varieties), 2 heads of garlic, ½ lb of onions. 
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card.
·      Bean Lovers Box.  $24 
§  Includes 2 bags of dry beans, 2 heads of garlic and ½ lb of onions. * Note – choose between Rockwell, Peregion, Black Coco or Barn Floor Mix beans.
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card describing the wonders of heritage dry beans!
·      Garlic Lovers Deluxe Box.  $72
§  NOTE – This box has an item that needs refrigeration (the chevre from Little Brown Farm).  If you take it the cheese will need to be refrigerated and only added at the last minute.  Also, we have only limited availability on the chevre!
§  Includes 3 lbs of garlic, 1 small garlic braid, Little Brown Farm Garlic Chevre (small package), 1 jar of garlic flakes, 1 small bag of TreeTop Bakery Power Crisps.
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card talking about gourmet garlic and recipe for roasted garlic.
·      Garlic Lovers Sampler Box.  $34  
§  Includes 1l b of garlic, 1 small braid, 1 jar of garlic flakes. 
§  Decorated w/ green and burgundy ribbon, stuffing and lovely gift card talking about gourmet garlic and recipe for roasted garlic.
OTHER HOLIDAY GIFT POSSIBILITIES FROM WILLOWOOD FARM
·      Dry Bean bags.  Suggested retail between $9 and $10 a lb.  We have new very attractive packaging.  We will have Rockwells, Barn Floor Mix, Peregion Beans and Black Coco beans. 
·      Garlic Flakes.  1.5 oz jar.   Sug. Retail $7.99.
·      Bean Seed Packets.  2 oz “seed pack” packets of our dry bean varieties.  Good stocking stuffer for gardeners!  Sug. Retail $3 a packet.  Wholesale – $1.75.
 So hope to see you on a Saturday soon!  For those of you enjoying the “Endless Summer” list I imagine we will run that at least one or more times starting back next week (it’s all weather and farmer dependent), however the Holiday Gift Boxes will not be available via the Endless Summer list. 
 If you have any questions please free to email me at willowoodfarm@gmail.com.  We will also be happy to take pre-orders for the Holiday Baskets and other holiday related gifts.
Thank you for your support of local farms and for shopping local this holiday season!
Farmer Georgie
Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie
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