Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hula Hoop Contest at the Market

On Sunday, June 27th, the Hillcrest Farmers Market held four hula hooping contests. With many adults hesitant to enter, kids dominated the competition winning all four heats. Many of the hoopers were so talented that additional tasks were incorporated into the hula hooping, such as walking and fixing one's hair while hooping! With so much hula hooping skill in one place many a passerby stopped to watch the friendly competition.

Each of the four winners left the market with a gift bag full of Hillcrest Farmers Market goods, including granola, handmade soap, toffee, herbs, a necklace, and a Hillcrest Farmers Market reusable bag.

Upcoming Events

July 4th: Be sure to come out to the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday, July 4th, to get your face painted in red, white, and blue Independence Day inspired designs!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

With Sunday, June 20th being Father's Day, the Hillcrest Farmers Market united with young market-goers to create ties that were to be given to the fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and other wonderful men in their lives. With plenty of glue, tape, sparkles, felt, and fluff balls to create their fantastic Father's Day ties there was fun had by all.And although many young artists did not want to give up their creations, a generous amount of fathers and grandfathers left the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday with their necks adorned by the fashionable gifts.

Upcoming Events:

June 27th: Come out and shake your hips at the Hillcrest Farmers Market! We will be having four hula hoop contests held at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm. Winners will receive a prize of handmade soap, granola, necklaces, and other Hillcrest Farmers Market inspired items!

July 4th: To celebrate Independence Day the Hillcrest Farmers Market will be offering free face-painting. Also, be sure to stick around for a BBQ inspired exhibition.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Art Tutorial

Along with the warm weather, plenty of our younger farmers market patrons came out to the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sunday, June 13, to participate in art tutorials. Jessica Johnson, a past artist at the market whose work can be seen on her website, instructed children how to draw farmers market inspired artwork. Among the budding child-artists that were in attendance a few "children-at-heart" also did their best to complete the drawings. The farmers market theme was represented by illustrations of ice-cream and flowers and many of the participants decided to turn their pictures into cards dedicated to their fathers for the upcoming holiday.

Upcoming Events:

Father's Day, June 20th: To celebrate Father's Day Hillcrest Farmers Market patrons are invited to come fashion a tie to give to their dad. Be sure to come join the fun at the information booth.

June 27th: Join us for another contest at the Market. We will be having four hula hoop contests held at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Winners will receive a Hillcrest Farmers Market inspired gift bag.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bike to the Market Day

The Hillcrest Farmers Market held its first Bike to the Market Day on Sunday with the help of Ritchie from Adams Avenue Bicycles. Market goers were able to park their bikes in a safe place at the market and also receive free tune-ups! Some dedicated bikers were able to get insight on how to fix their bike’s more serious problems with the help of Adams Avenue Bicycles. The hot day on Sunday was perfect for riding to the market. If you weren’t able to take advantage of this Bike to the Market Day, be sure to check back here or on our website for the next biking event!

Upcoming Events:
June 13th: Join us for Art and Games Day at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. There will be a hands-on farmers market inspired art tutorial at the information booth with past artist at the market participant Jessica Johnson. We will also have some fun board games which will be set up for market patrons to play.

Father's Day, June 20: We'll be creating neckties for dad using a variety of fun decorations! Come join us at the information booth to make your wearable work of art a gift for dad.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Watermelon Eating Contest

Farmers Market Watermelon Eating ContestThis Sunday in honor of Memorial Day weekend, we hosted four watermelon eating contests, one each hour throughout the duration of the market. A variety of ages competed against one another and ate approximately a quarter of a watermelon each in an effort to win a Hillcrest Farmers Market gift bag and the coveted title of “Hillcrest’s Watermelon Eating Champion”!

Art at the Market with Aimee Jo!

Despite the extremely windy weather on May 23, local artist Aimee Jo set up a beautiful display of her artwork at the Information Booth. She worked tirelessly on her masterpiece throughout the day and although it was not quite finished, it was already looking great. Aimee even let one of the kids who stopped to watch her help paint (see picture)! Aimee will be leading painting lessons at a kid’s camp through the Doyle Recreation Center on Nobel Drive in La Jolla this summer. Visit her website at for contact information or to see more of her remarkable paintings.