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HEX HONEY AND ESSENTIAL OILS


Catherine and Ohio source, make and harvest Hex products on their small farm outside of Monroe. Lavender is planted, tended, harvested, and distilled in very small batches into essential oil and lavender water. Cedar and big leaf maple are harvested using sustainable woodlot management practices. Maple honey dippers are hand turned and finished with food-safe beeswax.

Of course, they are busiest with the bees.

Bees don’t like to have their homes disturbed. Beekeepers learn to move mindfully and quietly, sweating a lot in coveralls, hat, and veil, transfixed by the scent of wood and honey and tree sap bees haul in to caulk the hive. They look for the queen, study the brood pattern, and look for any sign of disease, swarming, or other trouble. The smell of green bananas alerts that one of the bees has given the alarm.

Out of that hive and onto the next, counting, assessing and taking notes, always watching the bees.

Bee watching never gets old. During honey flow, fistfuls of foraging bees streak away from the hive and spread out like fireworks. They come back, spattered with pollen and full of nectar. They give nectar to the house bees and shoot off again. House bees take the nectar, now mixed with an enzyme that comes from the bees themselves, and store it in hexagonal cells, where it will be ripened by the heat of the hive and air circulated by wings of the bees.

Nectar isn’t honey until its moisture content falls below 18.6 percent. There are two ways to know when honey is ready for harvesting. The first is to check the moisture content of samples, using a refractometer. The second is to wait until the bees cap the filled comb with wax. Catherine and Ohio rely on both methods, though they find that the best course of action is to trust the bees and harvest only when capping is complete. The bees know best - they’ve been doing this a lot longer than people have - and the result is great-tasting honey.

Hex honey keeps winning awards, the latest being two blue ribbons, a Chairman’s Award, and an Award of Excellence for their wildflower and knotweed honeys.

To contact Hex, email askhex@hexllc.com.

Music at the Market


Music this week is Spanish Guatarperformed by Robbie Egelstad.


Music partially sponsored by Duvall Foundation for the Arts. DuvallArts.org

Children's Booth Activities

Coloring pages, crayons, chalk and small toys

15fh Annual Outdoor Quilt Show
 

September 26 from 10am-5pm
Main Street in Duvall.

Vendors September 24

PRODUCE

Ayala Farm

Seasonal vegetables & fruits

Cha New Life Gardens

Seasonal vegetables, fruits & flowers

Local Roots Farm

Seasonal vegetables, flowers & herbs

Martin Family Orchards

Seasonal Tree Fruit: Peaches, Plums, Pluots, Apples, fruit spreads &  cider

River Willow Farm

Seasonal vegetables & Flowers

HONEY

HEX Honey

honey, candles, dried lavender, lavendar and Cedar essential Oils

DAIRY & EGGS

Cherry Valley Dairy

Butter, soft cheeses, hard cheeses.  Quail eggs.

PREPARED FOODS

314 Pie

Australian-style savory and sweet pies

Cremazen Coffee Roasting

Coffee Samples and bagged Coffee

Georgia's Bakery

Full array of baked goods

Pinckney Cookie Café

7 flavors of cookies, with gluten-free & Vegan options available

Thyme and Season

Dried soup, hummus and meat kits and seasonings

Veraci Pizza

Wood-fired thin-crust pizza with choice of toppings

 ARTISANS

Cedar Al

Cedar Oil based insect repellent, carpet & pet shampoo

CH Wool

Wool yarns, wool rugs & wool products

Debbie BB Art

Hand-thrown pottery

Heavenly Soap

Handcrafted scented soaps, shampoos and conditioners

Art Jewelry by Martin-Robinson Productions

Hand-knitted hats & Hand-beaded gemstone jewelry

Mount Forest Beadery

Hand-crocheted and beaded jewelry

Yarn Mountain Designs

Fiber and yarn baskets & trivets

 WINE

Cedar Ridge Winery

Small lot bottled wine. Wine tasting is offered this year.

 WINE

Cedar Ridge Winery

Small lot bottled wine. Wine tasting is offered this year.
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Duvall's Heritage Festival


Duvall's Heritage Festival returns on Sept 26 from 11am-4pm to the Doherty Farmstead at 26526 Cherry Valley Road. Dance to live music, listen to local folklore and traditional First Nations drumming. Churn butter, peel apples and wash clothes the old fashioned way. Enjoy quilt turning, wool spinning and tour the historic farmhouse, milk shed and bunkhouse.

Library Van to Go & Terrie Irish

Visit the big red Library2Go van and Terrie Irish from Summer in a Jar will show you how to make the most of your summer gardening efforts. Discover how to dry greens and talk about ways to incorporate them into your winter meals.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Duvall Library.

Market Logo Bags


Stop in the Market Info Booth and pick up your Market Logo Tote for an $8 donation.
Fold the large tote into the small attached pouch and hook it onto your keys, purse or belt loop.

Duvall Farmers Market Accepts
Debit, Credit & EBT

Please come to the Info Booth to scan your cards.

Fresh Bucks, FMNP WIC & SR
Matching Programs

Duvall Farmers Market will match the first $10 of EBT and up to 2 FMNP WIC or Senior vouchers each Market day. Please come to the Info Booth to receive your cards to purchase fresh produce.
Thank you to our generous anonymous donors for supporting this program.

As A Courtesy to our Neighboring Businesses:

Please use the designated Farmers Market parking in the lot by the old Union Bank building or parking available on the surface streets. ATM available at the Texaco station for cash.
Duvall Farmers Market appreciates support from the following local businesses:



 

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P.O. Box 219, PMB 190
Duvall, WA 98019

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