Every week I am delighting in a new form of experiential learning I secretly call "produce peer pressure". It evolves from the experience of walking through the market and bumping into neighbours that shove tomatoes, bread, raspberries into my hands and demand that I 'have to eat said item, because it's so good'. Last week, I bought a pint of golden cherry tomatoes from Grassroot Organics, and ate a lot of them straight out of my shopping bag. Mark, Grassroot Organic founder caught me and said 'that's how I eat most of my meals, straight from the earth as I harvest'. Having conversations like this, with the people that plant, nurture and harvest our food is life changing. It's an experience that can only happen at a farmers' market.
This week we hope you will discover something new, something so in-season it makes your taste buds explode. If you do, let us know, by leaving a note on the 'clothesline', located next to our info booth.
Your enthusiasm for the bounty of fresh foods at our market is so greatly appreciated. Thank you for coming back every week, and telling your neighbours and friends about all the great farmers and vendors.
This week we've got an amazing line up for you, it's DIY: Do It Yourself Nutrition & Health. Here's what it's all about:
DIY Nutrition & Health
4:00 Kids Class/5:00 Adult Class
And, we can't always DIY so ask Kimberly about her "Meals for Moms" service!
Step1: Shop at any one of our market booths.
PLEASE NOTE: you will get one raffle ballot for every market booth you shop at
Step 2: Stop by our info table and show your proof of purchase(s) to a volunteer
Step 3: Volunteer will hand you a raffle ballot for every farmer/vendor you supported
Step 4: We will do the draw at 7pm. No need to be present. If your name is called and you are not there, we will contact you via phone.
Raffle tickets can also be purchased. $1/ticket $5/3 tickets
Who's at the Market this Week
P & V, Grassroot Organics, Wheelbarrow Farm, Fresh from the Farm, HighMark Farm, CrossWind Farm and Little Valley Farm
Brian Hamlin Honey, Abokichi, Lazy Daisy, Village Kanteen, Tiffinday, Coffeecology, BUFCO and Bix Bakery.
We wish BlackBird Baking Co. a wonderful 2 weeks vacation and will eagerly await the return of their bread! Also on a little vaca', Moo Milk Bar! We will see Danielle and Tass back August 21st!
Nature's Course Arts - DIY art for the kids!
We've listened to your beautiful pleas, and therefore, BYOB(ook) will become a weekly activity!
April, who has started up our local Car Share program in the Upper Beach, just happens to have a very talented dad who plays in a Big Band Group. Although we won't be hearing the Big Band this week - we are thrilled to welcome April's dad Norman MacInnes (sax/clarinet) and James Levac (piano/fiddle) this week at the market!
Setup/Tear Down Crew are on the top of our list. Check in at the market booth for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org