It’s a Crochet-A-Thon!

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!

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Artisan August begins!

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!~

 

Artisan August

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!

Food for Thought 7/17

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!
~Angelina

Independence Day!

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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. :)

Manager’s Message: 6/19

Summer begins this weekend, and it’s Dad’s Day, too! Come down to see for yourself the bounty of Mason County.. we are filled with a rich diversity of plant and animal life, and bursting with talent and skill!

” Greetings all!! Summer is winding up and so are we…starting with tomorrow. Come by the Information Booth with the kids so they can pick up their Fathers’ Day Surprise Kit for Dad. Next Saturday we will have our first Dental Health Day for the kids. We will be giving away dental kits, donated by Shelton’s Dental Offices, along with color books made to help educate kids in the proper ways to dental health. But biggest and best will be our 4th of July Celebration! There are big doin’s in the works and we will be sneaking out the details over the next couple weeks, for now let’s just say there will be decorations, give-a-ways, sales and celebrations galore as for the first time that we know of 4th of July falls on a Market day. Not to mention being the best place to get all the freshest place to get the fruits and veggies for your evening feast!!
Don’t forget to sneak a lunch the easy way before you have all that work to do for the nights affairs!
I am looking forward to seeing you all Saturday. Come, shop, mingle, meet new friends and say “Hello”. I love hearing from all of you.
Until next time,
Shellie”

Shellie’s News

“Could we ask for better weather for Market days? This Saturday promises to be lovely as can be and all of you can add to it for everyone. We are holding a Book Drive. Part of our Kids’ Day we hold on the first Saturday is to give every child a book. Our stock is running low. Although Treasures Bookstore has been very generous with all the books they donate, and we a grateful, we have more kids than ever and we don’t want to have any child left out. We are asking anyone who has children’s books just sitting on a shelf to bring them down this Saturday during the Market and drop them off at the Information Booth. We promise they will be given away and to a child who will be overjoyed to receive it. You would be amazed at how much time the kids spend going through the boxes to find just the right book, how tightly the hold it as they walk through the of Market for the rest of the day smiling and showing it to the people they see. So please, if you can, bring us you gently used books. They will be loved by new children. Thank you.
Shellie “

 

Manager’s Message for June 5th

Hi everyone,
May was a wonderful month and as we move into June we can look forward to lovely days, ripe crops, excellent crafts, tasty foods, good music, fun and laughter.
As this coming Saturday is Kids’ Day, we will be having all the usual goodies and our craft project this month is to make a pony bead zipper pull. We will also have Dad’s Day cards and surprises for the kids later in the month.
Saturday we welcome back the Pine Top Pickers to entertain you. Be sure you to bring your appetite with you as we have ready to eat foods and fresh made Italian Sodas to beat the heat.
See you all Saturday.
Shellie