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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 23 Market: Something Different!

Instead of music or information featured at the Market, this past Saturday featured the play "The Ox Star." It went over well - there were several who seemed pretty intent on watching it. What we saw was quite good!

Watch for the new "what's at the market today" signs (thanks, Jen!).

A HUGE Thank You to Sherwin-Williams (the one off Bendix at 3210 Nimtz Pky)donated the paint! Find them by clicking here.

We love our vendor community! We welcome John Keefer, who brought corn, peppers, canteloupe and other goodies to market Saturday. he is super friendly and said he was enjoying the customers and the market atmosphere. It was really hot again on Saturday. Thanks to vendors looking out for fellow vendors - Rosemary, Jean, Pat and Wendy all made sure John had water and got in the shade. Thanks, all!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Saturday July 23 @ the UGM

Hot enough for you??? It's to be more of the same on Saturday, but we will be open.
So much produce is ready now -- sweet corn, blueberries, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, green beans, wax beans, all kinds of summer squash, zucchini, kohlrabi (give it a try) ... plus cookies, all kinds of pastries, snow cones, jams, jellies, rib tips, BBQ chicken and pulled pork. (Try putting together Jim's plain (not BBQ) pulled pork, green beans and new potatoes for an easy and tasty meal.)
The special entertainment for tomorrow will be a performance by the Nickel & Dime Theatre of the play "The Ox Star". It is a children's play about selfishness based on a Chinese fairytale. The Nickel & Dime Theatre started in 2007 by Margie Davis who directs and acts in most of their plays. Local talent from kids to adults participate in a range of plays from serious to comedy. They will have one performance at 10:00 am. The play lasts for about 45 minutes.
Bring your own chair and come enjoy the play!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Urban Garden Market ready to open for 2nd full season

Urban Garden Market ready to open for 2nd full season

July Market Update

What a busy day we had Saturday!
Hungry people picking up food throughout the morning. PLUS, the local ABC affiliate channel 57 came and took a lot of footage and interviewed some of the vendors and customers and Donna, the magnificent Market Manager. It was on both the news broadcasts that evening! (look for link coming soon!)

Edie Sutton, nutritionist from Purdue Extension, had two great recipes made with corn and blueberries; one was a salad and one a dessert. They were wonderful!
Phil Sutton was kep busy with customers arriving toting bags of leaves, plants and branches for him to diagnose. It's a good thing that Purdue Extension comes every month! They are both a very handy resource.

Next week (7/23) Nickel and Dime acting troop will perform the play they have been working on. The curtain goes up at 10:00am for a 45 min. play called "The Ox Star". Directed by Margie Davis, it is a children's play about selfishness based on the Chinese fairytale about the Ox Star. It retells the legend of how the ox star bungled a message from the Emperor of All the Heavens and was punished by being sent to earth to become a beast of burden.

Also next week: great food and funa nd friendly conversations! Stop by for a bit of both!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summer Samples!

This Saturday sample the season! Edie Sutton from Purdue Extension will be back sharing recipes and samples from our farmers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Market Manager's Report: July 9

What a fun day we had on Saturday. One of the best (if not the best) market days we've had. Plus the fiddle, bango, guitar music added a festive flavor to the day.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Coming July 9

Saturday at the market: A group of local "Old Time" musicians will be at market from 10-12 with traditional fiddle tunes, blues, and folk. Music and good local food are a great mix! Plus, sweet corn is coming on and should be ready in mid-July...Stay tuned!