Good Evening Market Family,
Moving into the third week of the market, Memorial Weekend! While some of our vendors will be out of town, here is the Grocery List we will offer this Sunday!
Karen and Carly Lesher:
Eggs, Vegan baked goods, Lettuce, Bath Bombs/Bath Salts
Rick and Regina Mareske:
The Garden At Dogwood Forest–Turnips, Napa Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Lettuce, Spinach, Beets
Sacred Earth Arts–Holistic Salves, Herbal Teas, Incense
Pistachio Bakehouse (Kolika Kirk):
Strawberry Basil Pie, Bagels, Lavender Sugar Cookies
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!
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!
Please join us this Sunday, May 20th, from 12-3pm to shop for veggie, herb, and flower transplants, lots of fresh veggies including greens, lettuce, radishes, asparagus, and more, a cooking demonstration (wilted greens, an awesome recipe), and twister with the family!
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!
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!
We just sent out the call for applications for the 2011 season, and can’t wait to hear who responds! We’re very excited for this year’s market already, even though it’s two months away. We know those two months are going to fly by…
Also this week we plan to erase (!) our big board of farmers market activities from last year. We’re sad to see it go, but excited to fill it up with this year’s plans and dreams.
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.
For the last two weeks Les has brought honey in all sizes of containers (as well as candles), produced on his honey farm in Independence. Worried about “colony collapse”? Talk to Les and get the lowdown. You’ll be surprised by what he says!
Yes, You Can CAN!
Talk to growers about buying veggies in bulk for canning and preserving. Now’s the time to start preserving food for the winter. (Yes, it is right around the corner … well, maybe down the block!)
At least we can look forward to the cooling breezes of autumn with a game of Bobbing for Apples!
SNAP customers get double value on produce all summer long!
We’ll see you Sunday!
1. Tastes better.
2. Fresher and healthier.
3. And, it connects buyers and growers!
(Don’t you want to know who grows your food and how they do it?)
Join Your Neighbors at
Rosedale Farmers Market this Sunday
Noon to 3 p.m. @ SW Family Health Care
SW Blvd @ Rainbow Blvd
The first sweet corn has arrived!
Here’s what else is coming to the market this Sunday:
100% grass-fed Kansas beef!
Come early … we DO sell out.
What’s this about Royals tickets?
Are you ready to get up close with the hottest team in the AL Central? A generous friend of the Market has donated four seats to the July 21 day game versus Toronto. These seats are 25 rows directly behind the Royals dugout and best of all — are in the shade! A deluxe parking pass is even included for easy in-and-out.
Stop by our Information table on Sunday and bid on these great seats. The tickets and parking retail for more than $150, but the right bid will get you a day at the “K” for a nice price. The Royals may be hot hot hot, but you’ll have it made in the shade … and all the proceeds go to the Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative!
SNAP customers get Double Value
Spread the word! Customers using EBT cards for SNAP benefits get double value all summer long, thanks to the Beans ‘n’ Greens program, sponsored by the Menorah Legacy Foundation.
What else is at the Market this week?
- Free Gardening Help! K-State Research and Extension Experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
- Free Cooking Lesson! Not sure what to do with all this great produce? Fresh Fest is showing you how to whip up one delicious recipe every week. This Sunday, experience divine stuffed bell peppers!
- For the kids … there’s a Coloring Contest!
- Live music, even! Come hear folk artist Emily Tummons.
We’ll see you Sunday!