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OLD FARM PLOW DAY
teams, singles, horses and mules are all welcome as is horse-drawn equipment, plows, discs, and so forth!

October 19, 2002
9:30 am 'til dark

Walnut Creek at
Sprinkle's Branch
in Marshall

Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department will serve breakfast and lunch.

For information call
Jerry Dale Hunter at 828.649.2170

 


Mars Hill Series 
2002 Handwoven Webs

Agriculture brings $18.6 Million Income A Year to Residents

More than 500 families are raising cattle in the county. More than 1,500 people grow tobacco. When you add in Christmas tree farmers and nursery owners, the trout farmers and the growers of other livestock, the total annual gross income to the county comes close to $19 million.

Agriculture is the traditional backbone of the economy in the county and reflects the heritage of the small family enterprise.

Every Saturday morning (April-October) from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm you can find farmers and growers from all over Madison County at Farmer's Market of Madison County in Mars Hill. The market is down Route 213 in the parking lot at the edge of the college.  For more information call 828.683.2902. The market features:

fresh vegetables
organic greens
free-range eggs
baked goods
rustic furniture
goat cheese
jellies and jams
organic beef
honey
fruit and berries
garden plants
local crafts
hanging baskets
blueberry bushes
home-made soap
and much more!
www.madisonfarms.org
Promoting Madison County family farms
Madison County 4-H
and Youth Development

P.O. Box 609
20 Baileys Branch Road
Marshall, NC 27853
Phone: 
828-6492411
Fax: 
828-6492020

Madison County Cooperative Extension Center
P.O. Box 609
20 Baileys Branch Road
Marshall, NC 27853

Directions to the office

Phone: 
828-6492411
Fax: 
828-6492020
8:30am
5:00pm
Monday Friday

Rural Information Center  
Madison Partners in Agriculture 828-622-7603
Soil & Water Conservation

North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation

Soil & Water Conservation Society

828-649-3313

 

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