Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tie Dye @ the Market!

What an intense and awesome event! This week at the market we had our weekly market goers bring items to tie dye, and had t-shirts available on hand for those who passed by and wanted to join in.

We laid down a plastic drop cloth, and lined up 4 packs of dye supplies: plastic gloves, rubber bands, bottles of dye, and plastic bags with a "How To Once You're Home" sheet. As kids waited their turn to dye, they looked on to see what was going on and got some pretty funky ideas.

Everyone from tots to mom and dad got down and dyed at the market. We started off slowly, but from 10:30a-2p we were packed with people waiting for their chance to create a psychedelic tee.

Make sure you check back with www.hillcrestfarmersmarket.com for awesome upcoming events, and all of your market needs!

Monday, March 21, 2011

March Visiting Chef Series

We didn't let the rain get in the way of a good time at the market this Sunday! While cooler than all would have liked, the rain (mostly) stayed away, and the show carried on.

This weekend the market hosted Serge Chable from The Wine Lover for our monthly Visiting Chef Series. He prepared a fun and light pear and apple based salad! The fresh greens were picked up in the afternoon just before the series started, as well as the pink lady apples that were sliced up in the salad. Serge previously toasted up some pine nuts, telling the audience that a small skillet, low heat, and pine nuts were all that were needed for the toasty treat- the nuts have enough oils in them naturally that anything additional is unnecessary. The salad was then dressed with a lovely pear and apple cider vinaigrette that was prepped prior to arriving at the market.

Since Serge is the sommelier at The Wine Lover, he also suggested a chardonnay wine to pair with this fantastic spring salad.

Check us out next month for April's Visiting Chef Series!

Also, next week at the market: TYE-DYE! Everyone is welcome to bring any clean and dye-able item with them to the market, or for a small donation we will have t-shirts available! We'll be dying at the Info Booth every hour starting at 9am, so be sure to swing by!

For everything else market related, check us out at www.hillcrestfarmersmarket.com

Stay fresh and fabulous! We'll see you next week!

Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Patty's Day @ the Market

St. Patty's Day came early this year to Hillcrest Farmers Market. We celebrated by creating good luck "wreaths" made of paper plates, tissue paper, glue, markers, and some of the left over sticker jewels from Mardi Gras last week.

It was a beautiful day that kicked off slowly, as many people were probably sleeping through the time change, but all in all, we had a great day at the market.

Keep up to date with all market info by checking in at hillcrestfarmersmarket.com, and don't forget to mark March 27th on your calendar! We'll be doing an awesome group tye dye every half hour!

Stay fresh! We'll see you next Sunday at the market!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Market Mardi Gras!

This Sunday we celebrated Mardi Gras at the market! Green, gold, and purple were brought out in spades and we decorated masks in honor of Fat Tuesday.

There was glitter, and feathers, along with sticker jewels, and a chance to win 2 tickets to Hillcrest's Mardi Gras party on Tuesday, March 8.

The winner will be e-mailed later today, so keep your eyes on your inbox, and we'll see you tomorrow!!!

Have a fabulous Mardi Gras week, we'll see you on Sunday! Head to hillcrestfarmersmarket.com for all of your market needs!