The Clarke County Farmer’s Market is starting strong this season with Furnace Mountain Band providing live music on opening day, Saturday, May 5. The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, crafts and baked goods every Saturday morning, May through October, from 8am–12pm in the town parking lot on South Church Street in Berryville. Enjoy something new every week as produce comes into season.
- Audley Farm
- Chef Eloy’s Kickin’ Salsa
- Chilly Hollow Farm
- Dwarf Hollow Farmstead (starting 5/20)
- Encircle Design Jewelry (starting 5/13)
- Geo’s Joy
- Gina’s Pies
- Greenway Vista Farm & Nursery
- Life More Abundant Ranch (starting 5/27)
- Mackintosh Fruit Farm
- Magic 4 Maintenance
- Persimmon Ridge Farm
- Rooster Dirt Farm
- Shallowbrooke Farm
- The Baekehaus
- Tranco Farms Gardens
- MTO Kombucha
- Plant sales from Grafton students
Visit the market’s Facebook page for updates, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Furnace Mountain
Though often overshadowed by Southwest Virginia and its famed Crooked Road, the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia’s northwestern counties have always been fertile ground for traditional music, and they continue to be home to many of its finest practitioners.
Furnace Mountain, named for a mountain near where all the members grew up, consists of some of the most innovative and gifted musicians in Virginia. With Aimee Curl on bass and vocals, Danny Knicely on mandolin and fiddle, Dave Van Deventer on fiddle, and Morgan Morrison on guitar, bouzouki, and vocals, the band creates music that is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki, and other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written.
Furnace Mountain has performed throughout the world, from the Yangtze River in China to the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they are the host band of Watermelon Park Festival, held on the site of one of the very first bluegrass festivals, in 1965. Furnace Mountain plays music from the American Appalachian traditions, as well as original compositions and songs penned by their favorite songwriting friends.