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 hillcrestfarmersmarket.com 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!