Tahlequah Daily Press

Local News

August 28, 2013

Foggy Morning a recent addition to market

TAHLEQUAH — srowley@tahlequahdailypress.com

When visiting the Tahlequah Farmers’ Market, patrons may want to make a stop at the Foggy Morning Farms booth, a recent addition to the vendor lineup.

Drew Fenton is in his fifth week with the market, and his produce offerings include okra, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini. He also sells herbs, including basil and dill.

“I have actually visited the market as a customer for a couple of years,” Fenton said. “I have become a supporter of what it represents and how it helps the community. It is a way to sell healthier products at a decent price. That is a big attraction for me.”

Fenton, 25, works a half-acre near Welling. He moved in April to the Tahlequah area from Orange County, Calif.

“I have family here and have visited many times,” he said. “I started to love it here. I met my fiancée here. It is different from Orange County - different on purpose.”

Though Fenton’s farm is not certified organic, he only uses organic methods to raise his produce. He was nearly sold out by noon at Tuesday’s market.

“I’m happy to discuss our methods with anyone who visits the booth,” he said. “We grow without using any synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides. We do everything nature’s way.”

When talking with customers, Fenton sometimes convinces people to buy produce they have never tried or don’t enjoy.

“Maybe they ate okra and didn’t like it,” he said. “It is fun to suggest a recipe that makes okra taste delicious. Those customers come back next week excited because they enjoyed an okra meal and want some more.”

Though he has been a vendor at the market for only a few weeks, Fenton  already enjoys meeting people and discussing produce.

“I really encourage people to visit these kinds of markets - be it here, Muskogee, Tulsa or wherever,” he said.

“Meet your farmers and know where your food comes from. This is a wholesome experience that I really have come to cherish.”

Featuring local vendors, the Tahlequah Farmers’ Market includes produce such as squash, tomatoes, corn, spinach, lettuce and cabbage. Free-range chicken and eggs are also sold.

The Tahlequah Farmers’ Market meets each Saturday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Norris Park at the intersection of Morgan Street and Muskogee Avenue. For information, visit www.tahlequahfarmersmarket.org.

Online exclusive

To learn more about the history and the vendors of Tahlequah Farmers’ Market, visit www.tahlequahTDP.com/onlineexclusives.

Text Only
Local News
  • jn-WEB-truck-fire.jpg Up in flames

    Truck fire could impact city’s trash services

    Operations at Tahlequah’s solid waste transfer station will be impacted by the loss of a 2008 Freightliner destroyed by fire Wednesday night.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • svw-gasoline.jpg Ethanol or regular gasoline? Dealers, mechanics disagree over what’s best

    Oklahoma is one of the few states with refineries producing pure gasoline and E10.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • NSU-fountain.jpg University heads in Oklahoma average $216,000 per year

    First in a three-part series about higher education compensation and how it compares with pay for rest of the state

    For years, area legislators, administrators of state agencies and state employees have been critical of cuts to programs and flat budgets. But while programs may be shaved and salaries for higher education professors may be stagnant, administrative costs seem to be exploding on many campuses.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • ishcomer-elizabeth.jpg Woman picked up for child endangerment

    A 41-year-old woman was released from jail this week after Tahlequah officers arrested her on child endangerment and drug charges.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • mcgregor-michael.jpg Two jailed after false 911 report made

    Two people were jailed Wednesday after a woman allegedly made a false report to 911 dispatchers.

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • TPS looking to fill several positions before school starts

    The Tahlequah I-35 Board of Education held a special meeting last night, to bring more certified personnel and support staff on board before school starts.

    August 1, 2014

  • svw-beagles-MAIN.jpg Going to the dogs

    Hounds at center stage for more than just Red Fern Festival

    Larry Blackman and Titus Blanket have always loved dogs, especially beagles. In their respective roles as president and vice president of the Cherokee County Beagle Club, they’ve turned that love into a passion.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • sanders-jeri.jpg Murder charge against mother of dead boy, 3, dismissed

    A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against a 37-year-old mother accused in the death of her 3-year-old son.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • supersalary.jpg Okla. superintendents paid comparatively well; teachers 46th lowest

    Administrators say they work year-round, have other duties

    As public education in Oklahoma continues to feel the pinch of a shrinking state budget, watchdog groups and district patrons across the state are asking whether superintendents are getting a disproportionate piece of the financial pie.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Boards keep city, county afloat

    City and county officials rely on a variety of boards to oversee diverse and complex issues, and many of their members work behind the scenes to keep the wheels of government oiled and turning.
    The city of Tahlequah currently has 10 boards and three trust authorities. Cherokee County has two county-specific boards.

    July 31, 2014


Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction