Thursday, August 30, 2012

When It Rains...

The heat of the summer returned to us for a bit last week, just in time to herald the re-entry of the University Illinois students, faculty, and staff. It was a lovely day.

Things looked FANTASTIC. The crowd was great, Art at the Market was well-received, music was in the air, as were the scents of tuberose, essential oils, and kettle corn...

It looks like our unbelievable streak of sunny skies might be coming to an end this weekend, however. But don't let a little rain get you down! As we like to remind folks, produce doesn't mind getting wet, and your farmers will all be out there selling the freshest and finest in seasonal farm-raised, local produce. You know you need some tomatoes, some peppers, some basil, some cucumbers, some greens, some onions, some beans, etc, so keep an eye on the skies and don some galoshes and an unbrella if need be - we're out there rain or shine, every weekend.


We'd like to welcome Natalie Kenny-Marquez to the Market fold - she'll be handling the Market's on-site and internal administrative operations as of 9/4. Take a swing by the Market tent on 9/8 and tell her hello!

Next week's programming: There's a Bike Rodeo in Lot 24 (that's just south of the Market site, along Illinois Street) - bring your youngster by to check out the activities! 9-11:30 AM.

Future programming: The next Sprouts event will be on September 15, and the final event of the season, with the Great Pumpkin Patch, will be on October 6. The next Art at the Market event will be September 29, and the final Arts event of the season will be on 10/13.