Sunday, June 23, 2013

Market preview June 26 & 29

Next Life's organic plants
If you made it out to the market this past Saturday then you knew what a beautiful day we had! We were missing a few vendors, but had a very large and continuous crowd, so large that at least two vendors were sold out of all of their produce before noon!!!  We had a new one-time vendor, Next Life Farm, a certified organic farm from the area, selling some produce and a lot of different plants.  We also had Debbie and Karen selling hand-made jewelry that seemed to be a hit with customers.  Live music by Jumpin Rob was played under the shade of a tree and set a nice relaxing tone for the morning.
Handmade Jewelry

Farmers are in a bit of an in-between season for their produce, with lettuce season almost coming to an end, and it being still too early for crops like tomatoes, peppers, and zucchinis, but with the help of greenhouses the vendors should have some fresh in-season crops for everyone next week.
Artisan Craig Peterson, featured a couple weeks ago at the market, will be making a return Saturday the 29th.  We will have live music thanks to the musician Brendan Cope (and possibly a bike powered generator to amplify his music!!!)
We are also talking about bringing back an emailing list for customers who prefer to receive their market updates via email. Find me at the market on Saturday to sign-up for the email list!!
Another beautiful week is among us and with all the excitement going on downtown we hope to see YOU at the market.

Who can you expect to see at the market this week...

3 Ponds Farm:  ruhbarb, herbs, lettuce, mint, strawberries 
Brianne's Apple Dumplings & More:  pastry pockets, fruit filled rolls, piekins, gobs, cookies (Saturday only)
Country Bread Barn:  bread, rolls, cinammon rolls (Saturday only)
Eight Maples Farm:  potted plants (Saturday only)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery:  broccoli, lettuce, arugula, cilantro, kale, beets
Home Made Ice Cream Express:  vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, almond joy, chocolate marshmallow, black raspberry, butter pecan(Wednesday only)
Mountain View Acres:  lettuce mix, strawberries, tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, herbs, beets, cucumbers, eggs, pork, turkey, chicken, raw milk cheese, goat's milk soap, apple butter
Natalie's Goodies:  pastries and cookies
Petersons Produce:  lettuce, onions, syrup, raspberries, eggs
Plum Creek Soaps:  Homemade soaps and personal beauty products (Wednesday)
Stoke Hole Pottery:  Pottery (Saturday only)
Triple B Farms: yellow squash, beets, peas, red potatoes, green zucchinis
Yarnicks:  tomatoes, peppers, radishes, 1/2 bushel beets, kohlrabi, rhubarb, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, zucchini, kale, lettuce, green onions, herbs, sugar snap peas, broccoli, strawberries, candy onions, fresh garlic

Center for Community Growth featured Artisans:
Craig Peterson--Coffee Stained Artwork
Brendan Cope

*Be sure to check back next week for exciting ideas for you and your whole family to do at the market and downtown for the Fourth of July weekend! If you are having extended family or friends in for the weekend, we have local activities for you!!*

Recipes to enjoy your produce with...

Sausage Kale Soup
Sausage Kale Soup Recipe

Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon

Picture of Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon Recipe

Kohlrabi Cabbage Broccoli Slaw

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