Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Week of June 29 & July 2

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's kids' day!  From community groups who provided fantastic activities, vendors who joined in the fun with displays and activities in their own booths, and of course the families that came to enjoy it all...we couldn't have done it without all of you!

Last week's kids' activities included face painting by the ladies of the Indiana Women's Flag Football League, matching game and coloring sheets with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, garden-themed rock painting with the Indiana Community Garden, and music by the kids, courtesy of the Indiana Free Library.  Our vendors shared in the spirit of kids' day with a live bee display, scavenger hunt, and more!

This week, we are back to business as usual, but that doesn't mean it won't be exciting.  You can expect even more fresh produce, new vendors, and a full line-up in our special tents!

We are  happy to announce that Commonplace Coffee is joining the market!  You can find them each Saturday in July serving up their own freshly-roasted coffee.  Sounds delicious along with some tasty market baked goods!
In produce, snap peas are here, and there will also be loads of garlic on the way.  Blueberries are coming soon, as well.  Yum!

Our featured vendor this week is Hubers' 3 Ponds Farm.  This is their 9th season selling delicious produce, flowers and potted plants at the Indiana County Farmers' Market.  Stop by and say hello!

Our special tents will be full again this Saturday:

Artisan Tent:  Chere Winnek-Shawer - handmade jewelry
Kids' Tent:  Indiana Garden Club 
Musician Tent:  Texas Ted & Jenna Vendetta, featuring Doc Pober

Getting ready for the 4th of July?  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for recipes and ideas using your favorite market produce!  Here's one to get  you started:

Farmers' Market Sliders - Burgers topped with grilled zucchini, squash, fresh tomatoes and basil.  Don't forget to grill extra zucchini to enjoy on it's own!

The International Friendship Program is a program of IUP's Office of International Education.  The program seeks to promote international understanding by matching local community members with international students and scholars attending IUP.

The Indiana Garden Club is a service and social organization devoted to gardening, horticulture and flower arranging.  Among other projects, the club plants and maintains four civic garden sites throughout the community, as well as two beds at the Indiana Community Garden.

See you at the market!

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