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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Market Manager Report from September 18

It was quite a festive atmosphere this week! Good food, friends, fall colors, and many regulars and regular vendors celebrating birthdays! Helen Hibbs performed and was great, adding so much to the market atmosphere. Although the season is drawing to a close, new people came for the first time.

Coming September 25

This Saturday features Michele Boone from LaPaz for musical entertainment. She sings and plays guitar. She composes her own music and describes it as "heartfelt music with a message".
Phil Sutton will be there with handouts and ready to answer questions about "How to put your garden to bed".
Special full-time hostess of the week, filling in for market manager Donna, will be Jen, whom many will recognize as the know-it-all (in a good way!) at the information table. Jen will be the market manger for the day!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Market Manager Report from September 11

The Urban Garden Market welcomes a new produce vendor, Bernardo Garcia. Bennie had been to market several times throughout the summer and is a great addition.

The special craft and the music was a very nice addition and added to the ambiance of the market. Junk Evolution owners came to Market until 11:00. The percussion music and poetry were an added bonus!

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, as it rained constantly, going from a sprinkle to a downpour.

Better weather is on order for this coming Saturday! Plus, pulled pork from Jimmy Mac and Jean the "Bread Lady" will make a limited appearance (9:00-11:00am only) so shop early for the best breads!

Special Event at Market!

Local Michiana performer will provide entertainment at the Urban Garden Market PLUS great buys for fall decorations!

Helen Hibbs, a well-known entertainer throughout the Michiana area, is a former Clay Middle School teacher and musical director of "The Company" and current instructor at IUSB. She will preform a variety of musical styles on the keyboard, providing market goers with a real treat as they select their fresh, locally-grown produce.

This week at the market there will also be an amazing selection of colorful gourds, Indian corn, pumpkins, broom grass all for making fall decorations. All of this along with homemade bread, cookies and, of course, fresh beignets. The Urban Garden Market will be open only three more Saturdays this season. If you've not been to the market yet, this Saturday will be a good day to come.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Market Manager Report from September 4

Mike and Michael were great last week! Everybody loved them.
Jimmy Mac's Rib Shack was a hit. He sold out of what he brought. He plans to be there every Sat through Oct. 2nd.

Fall weather brings fall crops, and an end to summer goods. Some Highlights:
Patrick has cool crops for fall but they may not be ready for a couple weeks.
Jean still has corn and should have some through September. Jason will have pumpkins, gourds, broom grass tops (for making wreaths), Indian corn for people decorating for fall. If all goes well, Wendy will be back with her Cookie Hook-Up table. Lyn-Joyce will return with her baked goodies and beignets.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Market Manager Report from August 28

Best weather ever!
Market Manager Donna brought her radio/cd player and cranked up the volume. It worked quite well. Not as good as live music, but it added some atmosphere. Had a good crowd, especially considering all the events going on in the community over the weekend. Kids are back to school and everything is getting busy!

Next weekend: Mike and Michael will bring their acoustic rock to the market next Saturday. They'll bring a couple of friends to distribute flyers and sell tickets to the Special Olympics fundraiser on the 18th.
Have a good one... keep cool. Let's hope we get some rain soon.