From flowers to food, Catawba Valley Farmers Market celebrates start of 12th season

Roanoke Valley News

CATAWBA, Va. (WFXR) — Are you still looking for a last minute Mother’s Day present? You’re in luck because the Catawba Valley Farmers Market will kick off its 12th season on Thursday with beautiful blooms and a variety of vendors ready to help you spruce up any home, garden, or dinner table.

The Catawba Valley Farmers Market will be open for the 2021 season every Thursday between May 6 and Oct. 21 at 4965 Catawba Creek Road.

If you’re looking for hanging baskets, planters, bedding plants for the garden, or house plants, organizers say you can find them at the farmers market in Catawba:

  • Vegetable plants: broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, and peppers
  • Flowers: Coleus, calla lilies, petunias, verbena, geraniums, marigolds, vinca, ornamental peppers, gazanias, begonias, Bolivian Jew, sedum, impatients, Mother of 1,000’s, portulaca, String of Bananas

Here is a list of the vendors planning to be at the Catawba Valley Farmers Market on its opening day from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6:

  • Dean and Laura Bower with Hillside Plants and Produce
    • Spring produce, hanging baskets, flower planters, and vegetable and flower bedding plants
  • Pam Garman with Walnut Hill Farm
    • Applewood smoked bacon and pork sausage
  • Steve and Pam Hall with Hall Gardens
    • Spring onions and granola
  • Ann G. Harrell with Creekside Creations
    • Barnwood-framed country photography and notecards
  • Meg Hibbert with The Cookie Lady
    • South Georgia pound cake, dark chocolate chip cookies, baked-that-morning scones, fruit muffins, sourdough rolls, cinnamon pecan rolls, cornbread, and catnip and catnip sock cat toys
  • Elliott and Laura Muncey with Caldwell Mountain Copper and Kettle Corn
    • Kettle corn and functional, handcrafted copperware
  • Christie Osborne
    • Paper flowers, photo notecards, illustrated notecards, and matted and framed fine art
  • Alice Ricucci with Bear Tree Farm
    • Handmade purses, table runners, lap quilts, jar openers, bowl coozies, pot holders, potato sacks, baby bibs, burp cloths, face masks, lemon sour cream pound cakes, peach pound cakes, ginger cookies, brownies, fried pies, and eggs when available
  • Kristy Sowers with Rocky Ridge Farms
    • Spring produce; frozen beef, including ground beef and patties, bacon burger patties, steaks, and roasts; hanging baskets; potted flowers; flower planters; vegetable plants; pound cakes in several flavors, both large and mini sizes; cookies; and eggs
  • Mindy Stiles with Ferrum Chicken Lady
    • Pasture-raised chickens, frozen chickens, and whole chickens

For general information about the Catawba Valley Farmers Market, check out their Facebook page or their website.

If you have questions about the market or are interested in becoming a vendor this season, contact Pam Hall by calling (540) 580-1533 or emailing

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