Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Hillcrest Farmers Market is buzzing with activities this and every weekend. There have always been a morning’s worth of super things to do at the market, but these days there is so much more. As always there are over one hundred and twenty food and crafts vendors to visit, selling everything from fruit and veggies to orchids and gyros. Then, every week, the Seventh Day Buskers take to the stage singing their unique mix of bluegrass and roots music. Face painting for the kids is always a “must do” at the market. The face painter is located at the south end of the market.
Each month there are new things happening at the market too. Last weekend, for example, the market hosted holiday ornament painting. Over fifty kids, young and old, decorated a range of ornaments. The market provided the ornaments and materials and patrons provided the creativity. In October the market provided materials for Halloween pumpkin decorating.
In the new year the market will feature a visiting chef series. Chefs from local businesses will provide tips for shopping at the market and will provide live demonstrations of their favorite tasty treats. Visiting chef Jeff Rossman from Terra restaurant will visit on January 24th, with a tour of the market at 10am and demonstration at noon. Also, save the date for an Easter egg hunt on April 24th! Keep an eye out for the many upcoming wonderful upcoming things at the Hillcrest Farmers Market.