Monday, January 31, 2011

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Market

This Sunday we celebrated Chinese New Year at the market. With the year of the Rabbit approaching on Thursday, February 3, we had kids that came by the info booth creating and designing paper plate rabbits and multi-colored paper lanterns. Paper plates, googly eyes, puff ball tails, and all of the crayons and markers were used for a blistery and successful day at the market.

Coming up- February 13, our Visiting Chef Series returns to the market with Chef Rich Sweeney from R-Gang eatery. He will base his menu on what is available at the market and show everyone how to prepare a tasty Valentine's meal for two! Come by the info booth next Sunday, February 6 for more details.

Stay Fresh! And as always, visit for all of your market information!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23

Another beautiful Sunday to be at the market!

This week we used recyclable materials to teach market-goers fun ways to reuse things they already have at home and create fun projects. Using an easy template from the internet, the kids that came by the Information Booth used thick paper shopping bags from various grocery stores to make party hats. We used the art supplies that we've collected over the past months- crayons, markers, feathers, stickers, and secured the hats with twine, tying a bow under each persons chin as they finished decorating their hats.

Next week we'll be celebrating the new year (again) by ringing in the Chinese New Year- The Year of the Rabbit. Come to the Info Booth for fun facts about the new year, and create your own good luck charm.

As always, for everything else Hillcrest Farmers Market related, be sure to visit

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday, January 16th

What an awesome day! It was one by far one of the warmest and most beautiful days to be at the Hillcrest Farmers market this year!

We kicked off on Sunday with Arts & Crafts at the Info Booth- paper doll chains. Kids (and a few parents) used foam with a sticker backing to design outfits, along with crayons, markers, colored pencils, stickers, and even a few feathers.

Coming up soon at the market:

Sunday, January 30 - Chinese New Year Arts and Crafts. Come visit us at the Info Booth and help ring in the New Year.

Sunday, February 6 - Super Bowl Sunday at the Market! Pass through the Info Booth and let us know who your vote for the winning team is!

For everything else Hillcrest Farmers Market related, be sure to visit

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Artist at the Market

Hillcrest hosted a live art demonstration and mini gallery last Sunday at the Farmers Market. The local artists that were featured were twin sisters, Nicole and Roxanne Mather. Nicole and Roxanne received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Their technique consists of acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and wooden material. This dynamic duo is community-oriented, beautifying local private and public spaces. Roxanne’s artwork will be featured in Hillcrest’s newest nightclub, Eden; available for your viewing pleasure at the club’s grand opening.

Our artists entertained us with their inspiring talents during a live art demonstration that took place throughout the entire market day. On-lookers stopped to watch them paint three creative and fun artworks and were able to look through their entire collection, they had plenty to choose from!

If you are interested in more of their work, contact Nicole or visit Roxanne's website!

Freshening Up The New Year @ The Market!

The Hillcrest Farmers Market kicked off 2011 with New Year’s resolutions arts and crafts. Both children and parents took part in creating a photo and frame of their New Year goals. They got to choose from Popsicle sticks, metallic dried noodles, fuzz balls, pipe cleaners, and more. Some goals included living freely, eating healthier, exercising more, and eating more pasta! It was a Happy New Year from the Hillcrest Farmers Market!