Season Kick-off & Vendor Social

Come down and meet your market vendors! New and returning vendors are encouraged to come and enjoy an informative and fun afternoon.

Refreshments will be served!

Saturday, April 23rd at the Memorial Hall located at 2nd and Franklin Street
We will have the meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall right next to the market site!

Questions? Email!

Honoring those who serve~

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.

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!