“The supermarket represents the season of the world. The farmers market is the season of your world.”
–Deborah Madison, author and chef

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Market Manager Report from August 23

It was a slow day. It did rain for most of the morning, though not heavy. I'm sure this was a contributing factor to a slower morning. Also, as Patrick noted last year, sales fall off after school starts. He has noticed this again at his roadside stand.

Vendors included Preston Farms, Jean Rudolph, Jason Ashley, Pat Bell, Lyn-Joyce Dodson, Patrick's Produce, Pa's Vegetable Patch.

Edie and Phil Sutton were there from the Purdue Extension and several people availed themselves of their expertise. It's good to have them there to give the educational component.

We have only six market days left this summer.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Market Report from August 14

Kathy Jerrel came and played her dulcimer for most of the time. Very nice. Artist Kathleen Petitjean had her pen and ink drawings on display and had greeting cards for sale. Her art can also be seen at http://quillpenstudio.com.
Pa's Garden Patch was there with tomatoes, beans and squash.
We continue to promote support for our neighbors, the LaSalle Branch Library. It is open Saturday afternoons, and makes a great stop after picking up some produce.
Sadly, the heat was affecting several vendors in terms of produce and personal health, but the market weather was pleasant, with humidity only rising after the market closed.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Market Manager Report from August 7

We had great weather!
It was a first for apples, which should be a regular feature for the rest of the season.
Rosemary (Preston Farms) will have peaches and her infamous pickles this Saturday.
A big thanks goes out to one of the area unions (details to follow soon) for the free Silver Hawks tickets. They were a big hit with the vendors, some of whom planned to go and meet up at the ballpark. Check in this week for game stories, fresh fruit, and good garden veggies.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Market Manager Report for July 31

It started out raining, but it didn't last real long. Vendors stayed until close to 1:30 because customers were still dripping in.
Incredible! We have 9 more market days this season.
The "hoopLAH" was a lot of fun. Several tried to keep the hoop going and provided great fun. Some were really good. Kelly was awesome--that hoop just glided up and down her body while she was walking around.
We will be selling tickets at the market for the "Luau at LaSalle Square Fundraising Picnic," a benefit for Unity Gardens, Inc. taking place at the LaSalle Unity Garden on Saturday August 21st from 11 am to 3 pm. Learn more at http://theunitygardens.blogspot.com/p/events.html
We'll have them available at the information table beginning Saturday August 7.