Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Market Preview August 20th & 23rd

Basket winner
Face paint
We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers who came out and supported the market for our annual Customer Appreciation Event! It was a great success! We gave away 100 reusable farmers' market tote bags, samples upon samples of sweet peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, bread, pepper jelly and relish, and apples, and Cassandra Williams was our lucky winner out of more than 100 entries of the market basket giveaway!  It was quite the basket and arm-full!!  Amanda Brubaker, the 2013 Indiana County Fair Queen, distributed fair handouts and painted dozens of faces in our Kid's Tent.  Our musician, Christian, was joined by fellow musicians throughout the morning and put on quite the lively and entertaining show all market (he didn't sit down once!!). And our artisan sold a number of her handmade rugs, a unique art tent to the market this season!  It was our busiest Saturday yet and we thank you for your continuous support!
For the next two Wednesdays we will have FREE blood pressure screenings at the market thanks to nurses from Beacon Ridge.  We also wanted to be sure that you know during fair week (8/24-8/30) we WILL still be at our Wednesday location, which is used as a parking lot for the fair, so be sure to stop by!  This Saturday we will have a Master Food Preserver at the market teaching proper techniques and distributing handouts on ways to preserve summer's bounty of produce, this should be an educational demonstration that I know many of us will appreciate!  Our artist and musician tents will be filled this Saturday and our Kid's Tent will have Gatti Pharmacy with children's activities and handouts, be sure to check it out!
This Week's Vendors

3 Ponds Farm
A&L Produce
Country Bread Barn
Eagle Run Farm
Eight Maples Farm (absent this Wednesday)
Flinn's Treasure Tree Nursery
GG Soap and Bath Products 
Healthy Harvest Gardener's (Saturday only)
Hill Crest Farm
Home Made Ice Cream (Wednesday only)
Jeff's Produce
Milk & Honey Bake Shoppe (Saturday only)
Natalie's Goodies
Peterson Produce
Sleepy Hollow Orchard 
Smicksburg Community Cheese (Wednesday only)
Yarnick's Farm 

Vendors in italics may not be at the market this week

Saturday's Market Events:

Community Tent: Master Food Preserver, Marcy Cunkelman
Kid's Tent: Gatti Pharmacy
Artist Tent:  Courtney Scherf
Musician Tent: Tim Ball's One-Man-Band

Our unofficial market mascot
sporting her football face paint!
Each week I set-up and take down our 4 extra tents (Kids, Community, Artisan, and Musician), but once September rolls around you may find these tents vacant because I will be on leave due to the upcoming arrival of a new baby.  We are trying to think of a place to safely leave these tents near the Saturday market site so we can continue to schedule events in the tents, but have our tent occupants set them up and take them down themselves. We'd like to store them somewhere close by so the tents could continue to be set up, but we are not sure where.  If you have any suggestions, we would be glad to hear them! I've been happy to schedule all these events this season, and hope to continue once I take a leave of absence with the new baby.  Hopefully I'll see you at the market Saturday, it all depends on this baby's time table now!  Thanks for your words of encouragement, they are appreciated!

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