Kick-Off Farmers Market, Saturday May 5th!

Greetings All!

Although this picture of asparagus might be a little hopeful, with the wonky weather we have been having, it isn’t too far behind if we don’t see it at market Saturday! We have lots of great things in store for the 2018 market season and are so excited to share in all the bounty of spring/summer with YOU, our beloved community!

The market will be held from 8am-1pm in the municipal lot adjacent to the First United Methodist Church on Park St. There is plenty of parking both on the street and in the lot behind the Purple Rose Theater.

The musical act MIXED NUTS will be gracing our ears with a kick off show from 10:15-12:30, come listen while you shop.

Children’s Tent activity will run from 9:30-12:30 and is seed ball making: mixing media, clay and seeds together to create a little ball of blooms!

I won’t always know exactly what these amazing vendors will have and sometimes unforeseen circumstances require flexibility and understanding, but this week we expect to see:

KAPNICK ORCHARDS: seasonal fruit, nut spreads, sweet breads; this week (maybe) asparagus, apples, apple cider, apple butter

LAKE DIVIDE FARM: certified organic vegetables and fruits

*LAKE HOUSE BAKERY: Cookies, bread, muffins, cupcakes, crackers/bread sticks, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, hand pies, croissant

TIANI: Specializing in clean body care and offering foaming hand soaps, bar soaps, body lotions, hand salves and lip balms!

BRIELAND SHOULTZ: produces free range eggs, pesticide free vegetables, fruit jam and goats milk soap

*SAND HILL APIARIES: high quality, natural, raw honey with most of their hives in the Waterloo area.

ALAN SCARFURI: sculpture and jewelry; mostly fordite and amber with some mammoth ivory and turquoise

FLUFFY BOTTOM FARM: wide variety of cheeses and yogurt

AFFEATHERMATIONS: smudge sticks, fans, rattles, medicine wheels, owls/critters, “flowers” and wall hangings all crafted from natural media for ceremony and celebration

COUNTRY HILLS POTTERY: wheel thrown stoneware pottery

*JOSEPH BOUWHUIS: unique and hand crafted wood working

H&H SUGARBUSH: delicious maple syrup!

ELYSIUM BATH AND BODY: soap, bath bombs, knit/crocheted bath items, lotion, lip balms, bath salts, healing balms, natural bug deterrent

HEIM GARDENS: perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, custom planters, seasonal mixed vegetables

MERKEL GARDENS AND GREENHOUSE: second generation family farm and greenhouse providing annual flats, hanging baskets, perennials, cut flowers and fresh produce

MYER JAM: tasty homemade jams and jellies, crocheted items and dog treats

GOETZ GREENHOUSE: centennial farm with three generations of family! Natural practices for seasonal vegetables for CSA and market.

LA BAGUETTE: baguettes, rye-sesame boules, madeleines, gateau Breton, torta, tartelettes, gluten free chocolate chip cookies

GOODTIME KETTLE CORN: three different sized bags of tasty on the spot popped kettle corn!

VOUGE-BOOGE: soy candle company with a variety of scents and sizes

TWO TRACKS ACRES: pork, beef, chicken and seasonal vegetables

DOUGS MUGS: functional pottery including mugs, bowls, plates! All dishwasher and microwave safe

fresh. : fresh, locally roasted coffee

BRISTLE’S HANDMADE & HOMEGROWN: hand knit items, seasonal vegetables

BORDINE FARMS: dahlia tubers and plants

Thanks so much and see you there!