The Curb Side Grille was more than a food booth at the 2015 Farmers’ Market. It was a partnership between the Grille, American Legion Post 31 and the Shelton High NJROTC program. Throughout the past season, volunteers from Post 31 helped in the arduous task of setting up the booth and covered eating area, assisting in booth operations, and providing enormous assistance with the tear-down and loading process after each market session. They were there rain or shine and really made the whole thing possible.
Also serving in the booth was Jaden Miller, a volunteer from the NJROTC program. Each Saturday he would chop vegetables, skewer kabobs, serve dessert and make a terrific Italian soda. We also could not have succeeded without his extraordinary help.
On October 17th at the Farmers’ Market “all-hands” meeting, both groups were present to receive cash donations collected from the booth’s proceeds. Leslie and Jack Bartz, owners of the Curb Side Grille, delivered to the NJROTC program a check for $300 and Post 31 a check for $800. Jaden Miller also received a commendation certificate for his effort and participation in making the Grille a success from.
Come down and enjoy a day full of fun, entertainment, and food! The live auction begins at noon at includes many unique and useful items!
We’re collecting 12″ crochet squares made from non-wool yarn! At the end of the month we’ll be stitching the squares together to make a blanket(s) for donating to a local non-profit geared towards family support. Drop off your squares at the Information Booth every Saturday!
We’re kicking off our month-long celebration of our market’s crafters and artists tomorrow! In addition to a variety of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and poultry… there will be crafts and art of every design! Spend some time and discover all there is at the market. Tomorrow, we’re looking for yarn for our Facebook “ISpy” game.. click HERE for the details!
**Be sure to pick up a Shopper’s Weekly every Thursday this month for a coupon good for any non-food item!**
Tomorrow is Kids’ Day! We’ll have sidewalk chalk for our smallest budding artists to make their masterpieces on the street. Shellie at Shadolyte Creations will be hosting storytelling as well! Stop by her booth to share a story or two.
The Bloodmobile will be at the market tomorrow for a Blood Drive! Please do donate to this important resource if you are able. The mobile will be parked on Cedar Street.
As part of our Artisan August, we will be hosting weekly demonstrations. Tomorrow’s demonstrators are:
Angelina Selassie of Copper Poppy will be spinning yarn from hand dyed fleece using a double treadle spinning wheel. Demonstration begins at 10 AM.
Jenielynn Wilkinson will be crafting a crochet pony tail holder… bring your yarn and hook and a hair band to crochet along with her! Demonstration begins at 12 PM.
Stay tuned for the many exciting events and promotions all throughout August! Thank you as always for supporting your local market!
~Meet me at the Market!~
Happy Friday, friends! Tomorrow is the final market day of July. It’s been a wonderful month with unexpected weather- both hot and wet- and new and returning vendors of every sort. Next month we’re kicking off a month-long celebration of the masters of craft that sell their goods at the market, and aptly dubbing the month “Artisan August”.
Next week, August 1st, is Kids’ Day! In addition to the activities we usually offer like free face painting, we will also host demonstrations from the makers here at the market. The “ISpy” games will be related to our artists and crafters all month long, too! Stay tuned for more details about the “Crochet-A-Thon” to find the fastest chainer in Shelton!
We’ll end the month long celebration on the last Saturday in August with an Arts Festival in the streets, welcoming our neighboring artists, makers, crafters, dancers, singers, and poets!
Look in The Shopper’s Weekly beginning next Thursday for a coupon good for $5.00 off any non-food (craft/art) item! We’ll have a coupon every week, so don’t miss out!
Our farmers of course are also quite busy with harvests and planting autumn crops. September will be a month-long celebration of our rich agricultural heritage! Thank you for continuing to support your local market, neighbors. We’ll see you at the Market!
We’re starting a new game! Be sure to like our Facebook Page and join in the fun!
This Wednesday! We hope to see you there!
Prosperous farmers mean more employment, more prosperity for the workers and the business men of every industrial area in the whole country.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
This week at the market you can expect to find fresh flower bouquets, fresh herbs, delightful baked treats and breads, and arts and crafts of every kind. There will be fresh eggs, potatoes, and plenty of cabbage to start those ‘krauts!
It’s midsummer, and the fields are full of fruits of determination and hard labor. The selection of foods available to us this time of year in the Northwest is among the greatest in the nation. Our moderate temperatures, glacial waters, and volcanic soils all work in harmony to give our farmers the best possible start in feeding the nation. When you purchase your food products directly from the farmer who grew them, you are participating in an ageless tradition of sustaining and supporting your local community, while also providing nutritious and delicious food for your family. We invite you to get to your know farmers, ask questions, and exchange ideas for the betterment of all.
Did you know many of our farmers offer CSA shares? You can pre purchase fresh produce, eggs, honey, and meat to be delivered to you at harvest. The only way to get it fresher is to harvest it yourself…. it’s almost time for planting your autumn gardens, and many of our farmers have plant starts to get that jump start! Our farmers are experienced growers of plants and animals alike; ask them for their expert guidance for issues or questions you may have.
We are always welcoming new farmers, processors, and growers… for the week, or for the season! If you find you have a particular abundance of your harvest, you can even drop it off at the Information Booth in the market and we’ll sell it for you!
See you at the Market!
This Saturday, July 4th, the market invites all friends and neighbors down to celebrate Independence Day with us. We will have a festive parade, beginning at noon. Our parade will feature color guards, a choir, dance troupes, veterans, musicians, and even features a Patriotic Pet parade!
Our vendors have created many special items for the day, and include red-white-blue treats of every variety!
If you would like to bring your patriotic pet down to join in the parade, please meet us at the corner of 4th and Cedar Streets no later than 11:45.
We hope you all have a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend, recalling the strength of friendship and community. We all do better when we all do better.