Acorn Creek Garden Farm tries to lead the market by having new and unusual products. They have been selling strawberries in August for years. Six years ago, they started selling a premium mesclun salad mix made of about 30 different salad 'greens', all washed, spun and ready to use. This has proven to be very popular with customers.
Marinated dried tomatoes and fresh pesto were added last year. Each year also brings a bounty of new vegetables like butter vine (an edible gourd), romanescue broccoli, purple tomatoes, blue fleshed and German fingerling potatoes, dried beans and shaggy parasol mushrooms in the fall.
New in 2001 are 8 varieties of greenhouse tomatoes and 6 of cucumbers, as well as several new vegetable and flower varieties.
Carp Farmers' Market FAQ's
Q. What are your hours?
A.We are open Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May to October plus have special markets throughout the year.
Q. Is there an Admission charge?
A. No, it is FREE to get into the market.
Q. How much is parking?
A. Parking is FREE and we have wheelchair access.
Q. How many vendors do you have?
A. We have over 100 vendors, something for everyone!
Q. How can I become a Vendor?
A. We would be happy to have you as a vendor, please visit our "Becoming a Vendor" page for more information.