The Weekly Market
We realize that it is frustrating to come out to the Market looking for a specific item that only a certain vendor has, just to find that they are not there that week. And we know that you’re interested in news and new offerings from vendors. Check here to find out who’s coming and what they’ll have.
SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2014
Earth Day, Every Day…
Next Tuesday, April 22nd, we will be officially celebrating Earth Day, and many folks and groups have expanded their celebrations to include the whole week. At the Market, where relationships between farmers and soil, seeds and cultivation, animals and husbandry are clearly evident, we consider every day to be Earth Day.
When you buy locally grown food, you are not only supporting your local and regional economies by keeping your dollars here at home; but you are also doing good by the planet. The local products sold at the market avoid the pitfalls of larger scale industrial agribusiness, focusing on more ecologically sensitive, often natural or organic methods and are in general very Earth friendly by comparison. So come on out tomorrow, enjoy all the great food, craft and Community to be found at the Market and feel very good about how well you are treating Mother Earth. Now there’s a win-win!
As spring continues her courageous march against this very persistent winter we continue to see more and more new products at the Market. All of the beautiful spring flowers are now gracing the Market, more and more bedding plants and perennials are showing up along with greater supplies of all of your favorite spring greens, lettuce and other salad fixings… Our bakers, artisans and crafters are aware of Easter’s approach tomorrow and have certainly risen to that occasion! So come on out for your spring fix, your Easter feast or both. You’ll be glad you did!
Music This Week
Forgetting August is a five piece alternative pop rock band. They write all of their own music, combining rock instruments with catchy pop melodies. They will be doing an acoustic performance at the Market and you can also catch them at Clementine Cafe, on April 21st at 9pm. They have five original songs released on the EP Red Light Running. You can download their EP for free here.
More Happy Market News!
Grant Bentz of Hickory Hill Farm reports this happy news: “Our little girl, Lillian Brook Bentz, is settling in to life on the farm (inside the house of course). She was born at 5:06 am on the 8th of April. She weighed 9 lb. & 4 oz. and was delivered naturally at Brookhaven Natural Birth Center. Our bundle of joy is happy and healthy, and we are loving the new addition to the family. We hope to see you all at the Market later this season!”
The Weekly Market
Have you see the silly new stuffed critters, all hand crafted and one of a kind, available from Cosmic Earth in stall #10? They are new this season and so far they are a big hit. Don’t miss out on these cute little plush creations. They are perfect for the Easter basket. Cosmic Earth also has other fun gift items for the Easter basket, including tutus, hair ties, head bands, hooded towels and tie dyes.
Radical Roots Farm will have a huge selection of organic vegetable, herbs, and fruiting shrub starts, along with Mesclun Mix and Arugula. We are also hosting a Free Farm Tour on Saturday at 2:30, an organic gardening class at 1, along with a plant sale on the farm all day. Check out our website Radical Roots Community Farm for more details.
Spring is officially here when the “Burton Photography Posse” returns to the Market (at least for us). Burton Photography will return this Saturday with a collection of new photographs and some of your old favorites. Please stop by and say ‘hello’ whether you intend to purchase or not. We’ve missed the Market and look forward to seeing you!
North Cove Mushrooms will be at market this weekend with fresh Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms.
Ann Marie Leonard reports: “Daffodils and tulips are bursting forth and pear and peach blossoms are a treat for the eyes to behold. The rain and cooler temps will help them last longer and be at their best. I will have lots of flowers for your Easter enjoyment, and dried Pussy Willow bunches for year round enjoyment. Check out the array of jams and the decorated all butter sugar cookies in holiday shapes. Yum! See you at stand #32. ”
Orv Lehman of Hawks Nest Farm will be back for the 2014 season with Shiitake Mushrooms. Orv also is happy to have Mother Red tail hawk back, sitting on eggs again. He thanks the Crop Mob for helping out at the farm on Sunday.
JUST in time for Easter, stop by the OASIS spot to find a new Easter Basket by Brenda Fairweather, silk and linen scarves in gorgeous all natural spring colors by Joanna Gray or a piece of Hot Flash Pottery for your Easter feast.
Magellan’s Gift™ will have Mediterranean Salt Soap and Lavender Soap back in stock. The XOXO Soap is a dollar off its regular price.
Charis Eco-Farm will continue their 15th Anniversary celebration by offering FRESH Muscovy Duck this week. What an excellent option for a delicious Easter dinner! Also check out their Perpetual Onions for continuous onions in your garden for years to come.They are offering a special on Jerusalem Artichokes: save $1/box.
Wood’s Edge Farm has a variety of strawberry plants including Everbearing and June bearing varieties ready to be planted now. They can be planted directly in the garden or into pots. Elaine says her “favorite strawberry variety is Mara Des Bois, a French everbearing berry with fabulous flavor that is medium sized and very very sweet and about melts in your mouth.”
Gayle Shirk of Clover Blossom Farm will be absent this Saturday, but will be back on Tuesday.