Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beautiful & Bountiful

Here are some photos of produce from last weekend's Market - taking snaps of the stuff can't be helped. It's so ATTRACTIVE in the early morning light. We threw in some particularly lovely candles and pendants for good measure.

C'mon. Look at those blueberries. You can look at these photos in larger sizes and other photos from the Market here

Produce this week will look a lot like what you see above, plus some sweet corn, peaches, green beans, salad greens, kale & chard, fresh herbs, potatoes, peppers, and more. Other farm products - honey, farmstead gelato and goat cheese, meats, and eggs. Don't forget the other yummy stuff - the baked goods and the prepared foods. YUM.

Special to the Market this week: 

Sprouts at the Market will be in full effect from 9 AM - 11 AM. There will be several tasting stations, chicks to pet at the Land Connection's booth in the community groups area, certificates of participation for all kids completing all stations, and plenty of nutrition information. All the farmers who donated produce to this workshop will be wearing Sprouts nametags and will be happy to chat with kids about their farms. Bring your Sprout (the workshops are geared for kids ages 3-8) to the Market! The Sprouts tent will be located near the NW entrance to the Market.

The Market's strategic planning effort is moving into another public input stage, this time about a draft version of the plan. Please visit the tent they'll have set up near the NW entrance to the Market and give your feedback, ask questions, etc. 

Community groups visiting this weekend: Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, REGAP (greyhound rescue), ChambanaMoms, AWARE, The Land Connection (with baby chicks!), Community Center For the Arts, Vet Med, and several others. Come see what's happening in your community - the groups are located on the western end of the Market, between our two main entrances.

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See you this weekend...

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