The Grand Opening last week was so much fun! We can’t thank everyone enough for making it such a great community event! Big thanks to Gladheart Farm for bringing the tractors, the plants for the kids, the musical entertainment, and providing the steering committee with continued guidance from a vendor’s perspective. Thanks also to Mayor Terry Bellamy for giving a great speech about the importance of supporting local farmers, local food, and helping our local economy right in our neighborhood!
If you missed out on last week, you certainly won’t want to miss this one! There are so many great things going on at this week’s market. Here is a brief rundown in the order we received the previews from our vendors:
Natalie’s Naturals (a recent day-vendor turned member-vendor) will be bringing tiles for kids to decorate. Make your tile this week, and they’ll fire them and bring them back in two weeks! They’ll also be bring new glass items, and houseplant and veggie starts!
Which Came First Farm has got all the chicken you need for summer grilling! They’ll have whole cut-up chickens ready for the grill: bone-in, skin-on breast, drumsticks, bone-in thighs, wings and backs for soup!
The Chocolate Lab is a new day vendor this week! At their booth you’ll find hand dipped chocolates, including sea salt caramels, peanut butter balls, coconut balls and variety of dried fruits. Very tempting! Hopefully we’ll convince them to become regulars at the market!
Angel Ridge Farm is bringing broccoli and snap peas for sale as well as handspun yarns, puppet mittens, aloe and crown of thorns plants. This week they’ll be leaving the rabbits and goats at the farm, but will be doing a knitting demonstration.
Vandele Farms grilled up some very tasty sausages and brats for the Grand Opening! This week, they’re going to be grilling burgers with lean ground beef this week and will have cube steak on special.
If you’d like to see more pictures from the grand opening, check out our Flickr gallery. There will be a lot of other great vendors and activities going on this week. Don’t miss the market this Thursday from 2pm-6pm! Need directions? Find us here. Vendors, be sure and email us what you are bringing to market by the Sunday before market day to be included on the preview. We’ll see you at the market!