Wild caught salmon and halibut available at Saluda market

Published 5:10 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Saluda resident, Dan Wells, will be selling halibut and salmon he caught in Alaska at the Saluda Tailgate Market.  In addition to fish, the market is also expecting peaches, corn, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, baked goods and much more this week.

The Saluda Tailgate Market runs every Friday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. through October, rain or shine. 

 Here are some of the vendors and their offerings expected at the market July 28:

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 High Valley Farm with eggs, zucchini, beets, squash, corn, different varieties of string beans, tomatoes and flowering plants. 

Bradley Farms with eggs, beef, pork, and chicken.

Growater Farm with zucchini, beets, beans, zucchini and squash.

 Rock Ridge Farm with blueberries, peaches, apples, plums and grapes. 

Good Things Grow Here with eggs, fresh garlic, squash, and green onions.

Wildflour Bakery with breads, danishes, scones, cookies, and other baked goods

Tryon Mountain Lavender with fresh and dried lavender, herbs, tomatoes, sweet onions, and beans.

Forest Creek Farm and Nursery with mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, and flowers.

Piece O’ Cake with pound cakes and brownies.

Rose’s Best with jams and jellies and quiches and pot pies.

Lark’s Table with savory and sweet strudels

Living Herbs with herb plants for your garden and containers

Two Bloomin’ Sisters with flower bouquets 

Adawehi Beneficial Foods with tomatoes, beans, peanut butter, jellies

Shepherd’s Flock with peppers, wax beans, greasy back beans, jams and jellies, and watermelon lemonade and blueberry tea.

Sacred Mountain Herbals with natural soaps, herbal skincare and personal care and balms.

Posey Hollow Farm with mushrooms, squash, peppers and cantaloupe.

Buttercup Cottage with halibut, salmon, sauerkraut, relishes, pickles and beets.

Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with trout.

Saluda Market Vendor Highlight – Buttercup Cottage

Dan and Marti Wells of Buttercup Cottage are known throughout the area for their sauerkraut, relishes and vegetables. This Friday, they will be offering wild-caught halibut and salmon at the Tailgate Market.

Every couple of years, Dan makes a trip to Alaska to fish and stock the home freezer. His trip this month was so successful that he is going to sell some of his bounty.

“It was nonstop, crazy fishing,” he said. “I caught 115-pound halibut.”

The halibut he caught on the Prince William Sound, and the coho and chinook salmon he caught on the Kenai River near Seward, Alaska. He took the fish to the local fish processor who vacuum packed and flash froze the fish. The fish will be in one, to one and a half pound packs.

Dan’s freezer at home gets to negative 10 degrees so the fish should stay sufficiently cold for anyone buying the fish at the market and immediately taking it home to refrigerate or freeze.

Dan and Marti will also have their sauerkraut, habanero jelly and pickle relishes along with fresh beets for sale at the market.