Hardly a parking spot could be found as the Botetourt Family Farmer’s Market opened to rave reviews at Ikenberry’s in Daleville on Saturday.
People milled in and out of the porch at Ikenberry’s in a steady stream where the following Botetourt farmers are going to be providing produce, meat and dairy products. Three months ago these growers formed to bring locally and naturally grown foods to their own community.
Arcadia Farm, Brambleberry Farm, Full Circle Farm, Mini Blessings Farm, Ikenberry Orchards, Peaceful Haven Retreat, Full Circle Farm, Journey’s End Farm, Little Acorn Farm and Tomahawk Boers and Stoker Farm have in agreement with Ikenberry’s to hold a Farmer’s Market to sell the products from the farms.
Goats, chickens, eggs, fresh bread, produce in season — a host of different products. The idea of making Botetourt County farmers take a center stage goes right along with the movement to buy locally to not incur shippings costs and ours has no chemical fertilizers involved ever!,” said Rachel Thomas as she tended her table for Little Acorn Farm. Among her wares she had brought freshly boiled eggs for the buyer to snack on as they walked about the area. Thomas also has herbs, chickens and goats on the farm she calls home.
About the Botetourt Farmer’s Market
Where: Ikenberry Orchards, U.S. 220 in Daleville
When: Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Eleven Botetourt farms have their products for sale.