Market Report and Calendar

The Market Report and Calendar – Market cancelled today – join us next wk

Thursday September 22 Market Report and Calendar- Our produce vendor’s will be at the Market this week with some fresh, late summer. early fall veggies. Local crafter’s & artisans also join us each week. Check out the “Participants” page to see who will be attending the market this week. We have a new vendor this week bringing locally raised, fresh frozen chicken & pastured egss. Locally cultivated shiiatake mushrooms, honey, yarn & handmade wool goods, handmade soaps, candles and more can be found at the Market this week.

A variety of cold drinks such as locally crafted beer, MO wines and iced tea are available, as well as BBQ from PM BBQ. Please come, grab a drink, shop, pick up locally grown produce for the week. Stay and sit awhile. relax, enjoy the market atmosphere and listen to live music performed by Prairie Rehab.

Prairie Rehab will be entertaining us with live music from 4:00-7pm.

Support the Market – Purchase an organic cotton tee for $20.00, re-usable Market bag $3 or 2/$5.00 and plastic, lidded carafes $6.00 (remember no glass in the park)

Our farmer’s are working hard through various weather conditions, pests, agricultural legislation, health department regulations and other small farm logistics to grow and bring food to our market. Our farmer’s do their very best to provide quality produce, usually just picked that day. Please show your appreciation and support and thank the farmer’s for all they do.

If you visit the Market once and don’t see what you expect or would like to see, please come back again. The Market changes week to week depending on the weather conditions, crop availibiity, vacation schedules and so forth. There is always a good variety of local, seasonal produce available. Some weeks, more than others. But there has always been more than enough there to supply the demand of our market customer. Thank you again and hope to see you at the Market!

As of Wednesday Sept 21st, I am getting reports from the farm vendor’s that the fields & gardens are all ready for harvest. Working around drought and other uncertainl weather, crops continue to be harvested for the 2011 Market season. This week look for more locally grown late summer produce. We should see a few more tomatoes, green beans, peppers, eggplant and squash. Local honey, eggs, organic olive oil, herbs, a variety of plants, baked goods and farmstead cheese along with other local handmade, home crafted and home grown items are also available.

Music for the 2011 Season will be posted and scheduled here
Sept 22 – “Prairie Rehab”

coming up: Sept 22nd Prairie Rehab; Sept 29th Buckhannon Bros.

Children’s Market – various activities from week to week
Raintree Learning Community – Raintree’s staff will be entertaining and educating children in the Children’s Market area. Come join in and have some fun!

Face Painting and Balloon Sculptures with Becca – Check out the photo’s from week #5 market as Becca transformed the little sprouts into exotic butterflies, flowers, zebras and wild cats. On some week’s kid’s can get painted and also paint a market banner (we have paint shirts), taste fresh picked market produce and enjoy the festivities in our kid’s tent.

Build a Bug with Laurel and friends – Kid’s can create friendly, fun critters, creatures and crawly things to take home. Little sprouts can let their creative juices flow and have fun re-creating or imagining what kinds of friendly bugs live in our gardens and backyards.

Children’s market activities will vary from week to week. We do have paint shirts to slip over kid’s for weeks we do “messy” projects. If you have extra shirts to donate, please bring them to the kid’s area. We are always looking for donations of items to use in the kid’s area, especially arts and crafts type items like clay pots, planters, beads, yarn and paint brushes. I will put a list of more specific items in coming weeks.

Community Involvement

Special presentations, demonstrations and information from community based organizations will be at the market from week to week. The St. Louis County Libary, the Red Cross, St. Luke’s Hospital and other’s join us to get families involved in summer reading program’s, sign folks up for blood drives, give free blood pressure readings and lots more.

Throughout the season – St Louis County Library – information and sign up for kid’s reading programs and some fun activities for the little sprouts – kid’s market area.