Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Week of June 22 & 25

Kids' Day is coming!  Bring the whole family out Saturday for a morning of fun for all ages!  Read
on for more details about some of the activities we have planned.

Last week, we enjoyed music from Texas Ted and Jenna Vendetta, featuring Doc Pober, and Kathy Tangren sold beautiful hand-woven rugs in the artisan tent!

We are getting into the regular market groove and are so excited about our vendors and amazing customers this season!  We so appreciate everyone who comes out to shop the market.  Some of our vendors have even been selling out by the end of the market, but have no fear - you can expect even more variety and quantity of produce as the season goes on.  The best is yet to come!!

This week, we are also highlighting one of our new vendors this season - Lone Oak Farm.  Lone Oak has been run by the Simpson family in Marion Center for four generations!  Stop by and say hello!

Next week is going to be a big one!  We hope you will join us for our regular Wednesday market and then come check out the fun of Kids' Day on Saturday.  All of our special tents will be filled with activities for kids of all ages, and some of our vendors will be participating, as well.  Here is just some of what you can look forward to:

Artisan Tent:  Indiana Women's Flag Football League - face painting
Community Tent: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank - SNAP Outreach - food group matching game and coloring sheets
Kids' Tent:  Indiana Community Garden - garden-themed rock painting
Musician Tent:  Indiana Free Library - instruments and songs

Sharing the farmers' market with your kids can have many benefits, including opportunity for conversation and learning about where our food comes from, how it is grown, and what goes into making a meal.  It's also a great way for kids to experience first-hand the seasons of foods, learn to identify a wide variety of fruits and veggies, and try something new!

Need a little help getting started?  Here are some helpful tips to shopping the market with children.

The Indiana Women's Flag Football League was established in 2015 and has expanded to 6 teams for it's second season.  It is a non-contact flag football league open to all women ages 21 and up.

The Indiana Community Gardens are located in Mack Park and bring a wide range of benefits to many people while promoting health, education, enjoyment, and a sense of community.

The mission of the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.

The Indiana Free Library offers programs for children of all ages throughout the year, providing a fun environment to teach early literacy skills through books, songs, hand rhymes, and crafts.  Summer programs emphasizing exercise and healthy eating are happening now through July 28th.

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