Monday, June 19, 2017

Kids' Day is Saturday, June 24th!

This week, we are looking forward to our 2017 Kids' Day event!  Bring the whole family for a morning of FREE fun at the market!  As always, our Saturday morning market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 8th & Church Streets, behind S&T Bank.

Stop into our new Market Information booth to learn about how your favorite veggies grow!  We will read the book "Up, Down, and Around" by Katherine Ayres, play a game, and go on a scavenger hunt around the market.

Next, stop in the Community Tent for games and information from the Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County.

Finally, the Girl Scouts will be in the Kids' Tent sharing some of their favorite scout skills!

Follow our event on Facebook for more updates throughout the week.

Remember, our Wednesday market is also open from 3:00 to 5:30
p.m. on Wayne Avenue, in the parking lot across from the KCAC.

See you at the Market!

The Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County (CAC) is a collaborative board representing school districts, human service agencies, health agencies, early education sites, and parents.  The group seeks to meet the needs of families and children in Indiana County through human service programs, family-friendly events, and information sharing to the general public.

The Girl Scouts are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Market Week of June 14 & 17

It sure feels like summer now!  This week's post will be short and sweet as I, your friendly blogger, will be visiting family and enjoying the summer throughout the next week.  Products and recipes of the week will return after I'm settled back in.

While the weather posed a bit of a challenge last Saturday, we were happy to welcome back Zepchild Barefoot Sandals to the Artisan Tent.  Our Community Tent (and later the Market Info booth) was full of great information about healthy eating from Penn State Health.


This week, we continue our Wednesday market, including information about SNAP benefits and healthy eating from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Saturday, bring the whole family and stop by the Kids Tent for storytime with the Indiana Free Library.  It's also a great time to check out their free summer reading programs and activities for kids of all ages.  Summer programs run from June 12 - August 3 with the theme "Build a Better World."

Dan Stonerook returns to the Musician Tent with his unique style of "bearded, acoustic, bluesy, storytellin' music."  He is a market favorite, so be sure to take a listen and check out his new CD!  Finally, shop local art by Ashley Bouton in the Artisan Tent.


Save the Date!

Kids' Day is June 24th!  Bring the whole family for a fun morning at the market with all of our special tents presenting special activities for the kiddos.  More details to come!

We are still scheduling for our special tents through the end of September.  If you are a local artist, musician or are involved with a community organization or kids' group, e-mail us at indianafarmmarket@gmail.com if you'd like to participate!

See you at the market!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Market Week of June 7 & 10

Wow!  Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our opening day a success!  We had a great group of vendors, a full lineup of special tents, and an excellent customer turnout.  This makes me even more excited for the season ahead of us.

Saturday, we enjoyed handmade jewelry creations from CWS Designs, kid's yoga with Ed Stancombe of Sunflower Yoga, great conversation with the Center for Educational Travel, USA, and Dan Stonerook really set the market mood with his live acoustic performance.


This week, we look forward to keeping the momentum going with Zepchild Barefoot Sandals in the Artisan Tent and fruit and veggie health information from PennState Health in the Community Tent.

Speaking of the health benefits of fruits and veggies, our featured product of the week is everyone's early-summer favorite - Strawberries!!  

You can find fresh, juicy berries at many of our vendor booths this time of year.  Of course they are delicious all on their own, but here are even more reasons to love strawberries and a recipe for a homemade sweet treat.

Did you know:
  • Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.  1 cup of strawberries gives you more than 100% of your daily vitamin C.  (authoritynutrition.com)
  • Vitamin C boosts the immune system and protects heart health (among other benefits), while manganese is good for bone health and helps regulate blood sugar, thyroid, and some hormones.  (organicfacts.net)
  • First cultivated in Rome, strawberries are a member of th rose family.  (webmd.com, mnn.com)
  • They are the most popular berry fruit in the world!  (webmd.com)
For those of you with a sweet tooth, check out our recipe of the week for a simple strawberry rhubarb crisp (or pick up a freshly-baked pie from Country Bread Barn)!


We are still scheduling for our special tents through the end of September.  If you are a local artist, musician or are involved with a community organization or kids' group, e-mail us at indianafarmmarket.com if you'd like to participate!

See you at the market!