Farmers Market Season starts this week

Farmers Market season starts THIS SATURDAY! Here is where you can find us this season:

Walnut Valley Farmers Market – Saturday mornings from 7:30-11:00 am, entrance to Island Park, May 29 – September 25

Ark City Farm and Art Market – Tuesdays from 4:00-6:30 pm, Wilson Park, June 1 – September 28.

This summer, we will be continuing to offer products for sale on-farm during the peak of the season. We will be announcing those sale days and times once our produce production increases.

Due to the cool weather this spring, our vegetable crops are getting a slow start. We will have a handful of cool-season crops at the first market including spinach, lettuce and radishes.

We have some beautiful herb transplants that we will have at farmers market this week including basil, cilantro, parsley, sage and rosemary. We also have an abundance of houseplants for sale.

We will always have our local-fruit jams and jellies as well as salsa for sale. We will have honey for sale at the first few markets along with beeswax lip balm and hand balm.

We are also happy to report that we have chickens again, so we will have a slow supply of eggs during the farmers market season.

We look forward to seeing many of you soon during at our local farmers markets!

New! Mini Baskets available

November 30 Update – we still have mini gift baskets in stock, but are OUT of the red truck packaging.  Packaging options are the black “Merry Christmas” box or the Cardinal and Wreath Box – please specify which you would prefer in your order!

 

Hey friends!  Excited to add a new option to our holiday packages!  These mini gift baskets are perfect for co-workers, teachers, coaches, etc.!

Online order form for the mini gift basket along with our small and large gift baskets can be found here:

Christmas Gift Basket Order Form

 

Make it a Local-Product Christmas!

It’s Christmas basket time! (Cue the Christmas music)

If this looks familiar (ie: almost identical to last year), well … that’s because it is.  Same great baskets – same prices as last year.  Only option is due to a poor honey-harvest this year, we aren’t offering 2 pound bottles of honey, only 1 pound and half pound.

Here are the gift basket options:

We have two basic gift baskets but we can customize a package for you if these aren’t exactly what you want.

Our Large Holiday Gift Package includes: a one pound local, raw honey, one pint local salsa, two local fruit jams/jellies, and one beeswax lip balm from our bees, all in a cute buffalo plaid crate (your choice of black and red or black and white plaid).  Cost for the large basket is $30. Include a beeswax hand balm for $10. 

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The small package (pictured below) includes: a 1 pound jar of local, raw honey, one pint local salsa, and one jar of local fruit jam/jelly for $20.

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In each gift basket, you can specify the following:

Jams and Jellies:

Spiced Tomato Jam

Elderberry Jelly

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jelly

Blackberry Jalapeno Jam

Apple/Grape Jelly

Peach Jelly

Plum Jelly

We can also change the gift tags to say Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Holidays or whatever message you choose.

Online Order form can be found here:

Werner Creek Farm Holiday Gift Basket Order Form

We also love to sell individual products, if that is more your style.  We have two sizes of honey – 1 pound for $7, and half pound for $4.

Half pints of jam or jelly are $4.50.

Beeswax lip balm is $3

Quarter pint jars of beeswax hand balm available for $10.

The individual items aren’t on the order form, but just make a note in the instructions if you want to add on any of these items.

Please contact us with any questions you might have!  My email is slwerner8@yahoo.com and my cell is 620-222-5821.

 

 

 

 

Stocking up

Been spending some time recently getting stocked up on products we sell at Christmas time.  Today, that meant a batch of beeswax lip balm and hand balm.

I started making these for one simple reason … I don’t like waste.  When we started keeping bees, we all of a sudden had a large supply of freshly rendered beeswax. What to do with it?  Some quick research found a simple recipe for lip balm.  A minor tweak to the recipe also produced a nice hand balm, and here we are.

 

Melting the rendered wax before adding the other ingredients …

Filling the lip balm tubes ….

Beautiful, finished hand balm.

Christmas order forms will be up on the website this week!