Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Plenty of butterflies were spotted leaving the information booth at the Hillcrest Farmers Market last Sunday, July 15th, although none took flight. It was arts and crafts day at the market where beautiful butterfly crafts were created. With imaginations on overdrive several modifications to the butterflies emerged, from the addition of googly-eyes, to attaching butterflies to popsicle-sticks so they could "fly", to creating dragonflies! Disregarding the water soluble stains the project left behind and the finicky weather it was another great arts and crafts day at the market.

Upcoming Events

August 8th: Get in the spirit of CityFest early! Join us for magic, balloon animals, and airbrush tattoos to prepare for CityFest later in the day.

August 15th: Another Artist at the Market will be on display at the information booth. Come and see how farmers market inspired jewelry is created.

August 22nd: Arts & Crafts day at the market is back with another summer inspired craft.
August 29th: The Visiting Chef series returns with Rashida McElve from Edgy Edibles. Join us in the heart of the market from 1-2pm for a live cooking demonstration.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bubble Bonanza at the Hillcrest Farmers Market this past Sunday, July 11th, was anything but a bust! Although kids were prevalent at the bubble blowing booth, many adults participated in the activity, recapturing some of that childhood excitement and wonderment. It took many participants a while to get their bubble blowing skills honed but most left the information booth, as one of our market patrons commented, certified "Bubble Whisperers."

Throughout the day bubbles of all sizes were seen hovering around the Farmers Market, occasionally popping on unsuspecting heads. The "danger"of bursting bubbles was so prevalent that the area directly in-front of the information booth was deemed a "Splash Zone" where only brave-hearted patrons chose to sit!

Be sure to keep an eye out for our exciting upcoming events!

August 8th: The information booth will be gearing up for CityFest 2010! Stop by to get in the celebratory mood.

August 15th: Our Artist at the Market series returns with jewelry making at the market. Be sure to see how beautiful market inspired charms are created.

August 22nd: Arts & crafts return to the market with a summer inpired theme!

August 29th: The Visiting Chef Series returns with Rashida McElve from Edgy Edibles who will create a delicious dish to share with market patrons.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On Sunday, July 11th, The Hillcrest Farmers Market celebrated the uniqueness of families alongside the movie, The Kids Are All Right. Through arts and crafts children represented what was special about their own family. With no restrictions on what could be created, there were projects ranging from marker drawings to 3-D popsicle-stick figurines depicting family members.

To spread the word about The Kids Are All Alright, a movie starring Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and Josh Hutcherson, promotional materials were given away to those who signed up for the Fabulous Hillcrest newsletter. If you are interested in viewing the movie, The Kids Are All Right, it will be premiering in Hillcrest at the Landmark Theater on Friday, July 16th.

Upcoming Events:

July 18th: The Hillcrest Farmers Market will be holding a bubble bonanza! Come and experiment with bubbles and see how many, and how big you can get your bubbles.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fourth of July Face Painting

The introduction of face painting to the Hillcrest Farmers Market on the Fourth of July was received with great appreciation. Carlos, from "Face Painting by Carlos," painted a steady stream of market patrons of all ages. Along with various Independence Day inspired creations, butterflies, puppy-faces, and a host of wild animals were among the favorite designs.

Because of the warm reception, the Hillcrest Farmers Market hopes to make face painting a regular occurrence at the market.

While not entertaining at the Hillcrest Farmers Market "Face Painting by Carlos" can be hired out for special events and parties. Carlos can be reached at: 858-717-5497


July 11th: Stop by the information booth for arts & crafts at the market. Let your imagination run wild and create whatever you would like.

July 18th: The information booth will be hosting a bubble extravaganza! Come by and experiment with different bubble-blowing devices to see how many and how big you can make your bubbles.