New Vendors and New Tastes!

The Market welcomed new and returning vendors this month- CMAC’s Smoothies provided a tasty and healthy way to beat the heat this Sunday, Drum Creek Farms returned with local beef and eggs, and Deja Vivir began offering burritos along with their salsa, tamales, and chips. Melon’s and peaches are in season, along with a bumper crop of beautiful tomatoes! Come on down to try some delicious fresh produce, watch a FreshFest cooking demonstration, and guess the week’s market riddle to win a chocolate-chip zucchini cookie. (This week: What kind of vegetable do bugs stay away from?) See you there!

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Carrots and Cucumbers and Chocolates– Oh My!

The Farmers Market is really kicking into gear these days with new vendor My Country Cupboard bringing homemade breads and zucchini last week, new vendor Deja Vivir selling nine kinds of salsa, tortilla chips, and tamales, and delicious local eggs, carrots, radishes, and much more!  This Sunday also marks the beginning of professional cooking demonstrations and samples offered by the Nutrition Education Farmers Market Volunteer Program– be sure to stop by and have a taste!

If you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check out HH Chocolates (the HH stands for Heart Healthy, if you can believe it), or mini cupcakes made by our youngest vendor.  Kids are always welcome to play games or try a craft at our family fun table.  Hope to see you there!

Spinach and Strawberries at the Market this Sunday!

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After a wonderful kickoff last week, the Rosedale Farmer’s Market is back for the season with kale, collards, farm-fresh eggs, jams and jellies, beautiful vegetable and flower transplants, specialty chocolates (perfect for Mother’s Day) and more!  Please join us to shop, try our vegetable of the week (spinach), play some games with your kids, and hang out with your friends and neighbors.  We’ll see you there!

34 days until Market Season!

This warm weather has us fooled.  I feel like it should be summer already!  Luckily, we’ve got stuff growing under lights and in the garden to be ready for the Rosedale Farmers Market opening day on May 6.  What are you most looking forward to buying locally?

We are still accepting vendor applications for the market – you can download an application here.

See you in 34 days!

Snow snow snow…

Today’s the kind of day when you can’t help but dream of the summer months of the Rosedale Farmers Market.  We have our first board meeting of 2011 this week, and will start planning for the official market launch on May 1.  We can’t wait, and hope you are also eagerly awaiting its arrival!

In the meantime, check out upcoming events from our friends at the Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative.

July 4 – Independence from Non-Local Food Day!

I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate the fourth of July than being surrounded by local farmers and local produce.  This week we had voter registration at the Community Resource table, patriotic fruit parfaits and film canister rockets at the Family Fun table, and a fabulous mayo-free potato salad at the Fresh Fest.  Check out the photos from the market on our Flickr stream – I tried to document some of the beautiful produce for sale!

We’re looking forward to the coming weeks at the market, and our grateful to Diane and Aaron for taking charge of the weekly market e-newsletter.  If you haven’t already signed up, use the form below.