It’s gonna be a warm one tomorrow, but come on down to the market to check out our cool assortment of vendors and farm fresh products.
Aurora Ale & Lager offers artisan beers on tap (buy a growler or refill the one you have!). AL&L also sells logo-ed T-shirts and beer glasses, and offers free tastings for those over 21.
BooRadley’s Garden offers buy-one-get-one-free plants and strawberry hanging baskets ($20.00). This week, Jill and Chad will have fresh blueberries, squash, cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard, early Crispin apples (from Saunders), hot peppers, and cabbage. BooRadley’s Garden is a participant in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, accepting WIC and Senior FMNP checks. If you don’t know what this is, get information on the eligibility requirements for these nutritional support programs at the Farmers Market management booth.
Dragonfly Hill Farm offers vegetables, fruits, farm-fresh brown eggs, and handmade alpaca wool crafts. This week, Mark has summer and zucchini squash, green beans, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, garlic, broccoli, sweet cherries, blueberries, peaches, and possibly red raspberries. Dragonfly is also a participant in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, accepting WIC and Senior FMNP checks.
Kozlowski Honey will have fresh-cut spring comb honey, and different sizes of expressed honey, including the ever-popular honey sticks.
Maplewood Farm will be selling different sizes and varieties of maple products, including syrup and maple cream.
Aurora Ridge Gardens will be on hand to offer landscape and house plants, cut flowers, assorted seasonal vegetables, and fresh figs. Once you have tasted a fresh fig, you will never look at a Fig Newton the same way again.
Standing Stone Honey Products plans to have honey, beeswax candles, Bee Soothe skin balm, lotion bars, beeswax lip balm, and honey soap. Ron promises a fresh batch of creamed honey this week and lots of blueberries.
San Pedro Sister Community volunteers will sell brightly colored bags and hammocks handmade by the artisans from the San Pedro community in El Salvador. Some of the volunteers just returned from a trip visiting the San Pedro community and brought back a new assortment of hammocks ($65) and bags. As a fundraiser for the San Pedro community, the local volunteers also sell Equal Exchange Fair Trade certified coffees (whole bean and ground), tea, cocoa, chocolate bars, and snack products – almonds are back!
Byler’s Baked Goods makes delicious breads, pies, turnovers, cookies, sweet rolls, jams and jellies. Emma also sells handmade quilts and unusual Amish dolls.
Gimme Waffles by Seed Born Foods LLC will be again offering delicious gluten-free waffles with homemade toppings, both sweet and savory, homemade ice cream, and fudge.
Ridge Run Garlic will have fresh garlic, sold by the bulb. (Patrick and Alexis will have their ever-popular garlic braids in a few weeks).
Joining us this week for the first time:
Camille McNally LMT will be offering reasonably priced chair massages. Come take a load off and let Camille, a licensed massage therapist, rub your cares away.
Green Door Woodshop will offer handcrafted wood items.
Special musical guest Nuclear Ukulele will be back this week as well, singing favorite oldies and familiar tunes. If you enjoy their music, think about dropping a little something in Bob Lyna’s open guitar case to pay for their gas and keep Bob and his musical friends coming back to the market.
We hope to see YOU tomorrow at the Market.
Know too that we are always soliciting new vendors to come join us at the market. If you or someone you know might be interested, have them contact us to receive a vendor packet. Our weekly vendor fee is $5 but you must apply and be pre-approved. Try it, you’ll like it!