Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday @ the Market!

Easter was a kick this year at the Hillcrest Farmers Market! We started at 9a with 35 vendors participating in a market wide egg hunt marked by pastel colored balloons at each of their booths. We distributed over 500 eggs, and had 40 recycled milk jugs from Joe's on the Nose, Babycakes, and the Starbucks on Robinson and 5th Ave in Hillcrest.

Kids and parents came by the Info Booth first; there were recycled milk jugs with the spouts cut off available to decorate as Easter baskets. We had flower, heart, and space shaped stickers, as well as foam sticker sheets for kids to create their own designs; markers, crayons, tape, glue, puff balls, and feathers. We even have the fake grass for the inside of the jugs!

After they were finished decorating, they ran off throughout the market on a semi-guided Easter Egg Hunt! Vendors hid eggs throughout their booths filled with stickers, tattoos, bouncy balls, and even veggies! Sage Mountain Farms made many children happy with fresh carrots in their eggs!

Be sure to check out all of our awesome upcoming events on like plant potting on May 8 for Mother's Day, a Pike's Place inspired Fish Throwing Competition on May 15, and our monthly Visiting Chef Series featuring Chef Mary Jo from Gossip Grill on May 29!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Celebrating Earth Day at the Market!

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we celebrated at the market by using recycled and reusable products to create lucky lady bugs and creepy crawly hand puppets! Kids at the market came to the Info Booth and used paper plates, markers, crayons, sticky googly eyes, and construction paper to create their puppet friends.

Next week the market WILL be open. Bring your little ones to the Info Booth and create funky fun recycled Easter baskets, and then head throughout the market on an Easter Egg Hunt! Joe's on the Nose donated their used milk cartons and we'll be cutting off the tops and decorating them for Easter baskets, and then sending the little ones on an egg hunt throughout the market!

In the coming weeks we have some more fun planned for market days! May 8th we will be celebrating Moms at the market with an awesome planting project. May 15th the HBA is teaming up with Bristol Bay Salmon Co to host our first ever fish throwing competition as inspired by Pike's Place Fish Market in Seattle. On May 22nd will be our monthly Visiting Chef Series with Chef Mary Jo of Hillcrest's very own Gossip Grill.

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Stay Fresh & Fabulous, we'll see you next week!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Visiting Chef Series - Chef Scotty Wagner

This Sunday we had the most beautiful weather, and a packed market, which was perfect for our April Visiting Chef Series! Chef Scotty Wagner of Chile Co. came to the market and shared some awesome food knowledge with market patrons, and then prepared a salad of fresh greens, heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh squeezed lemon, and a balsamic reduction.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy April

In the spirit of spring, this week at the market we created water colored butterflies. We used coffee filters, watercolors, pipe cleaners and adhesive googly-eyes to create pastel colored creatures.

In an effort to be as green as possible, we've been using and reusing materials that can already be found in our craft box, as well as our homes.

Next week we will be featuring our Visiting Chef Series at 1pm at the heart of the market with Chef Scott Wagner from Chile Bistro Co, so be sure to stop by for an awesome food adventure!

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See you next week!