Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Amping up for CityFest 2011

This weekend at the market we pumped ourselves up with a fun filled afternoon before heading over to the 27th annual Hillcrest CityFest! We were joined by our balloon guy, Tyler Sterling of Pretend Inc, who is totally amazing.

Tyler hung out with us at the Info Booth and market patrons came over to get awesome balloon creations and tattoos throughout the course of the day.

We were joined at the info booth by new and old faces- our #1 fan came by in the dress that she tie-dyed with us last weekend and had Tyler create a puppy for her to walk around the market.

We also saw Mario and Princess Peach at the market, as well as an assortment of turtles, flower rings, lady bugs, and aliens!

After the market on Sunday we packed up and headed on over to Hillcrest's biggest annual event- CityFest! We hung out with The Spirt of Hillcrest, and Tempo and watched the brand new Hillcrest sign light up the intersection of 5th and University while enjoying awesome bands and tasty food and drinks throughout the course of the festival.

Next week at the farmers market we will be hanging out at the heart of the market at 1pm for our monthly Visiting Chef Series with Chef Johnny Durant from San Diego's very own Top of the Market. He'll be preparing togoroshi seared ahi tuna with heirloom tomatoes & mixed greens finished with micro arugula and a koo ju jang vinaigrette!

Check back here and on for all of your market updates! Stay fresh and fabulous! We'll see you next week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Getting groovy at the Hillcrest Farmers Market

This weekend at the Hillcrest Farmers Market we tie-dyed! It was as awesome in August as it was in March when we did it the first time. We had kids and adults tie-dying and helping each other out.

It was quite the sight, really, because we had more adults participate this time around than kids. At one point we only had adults in the booth tie-dying! It was amusing to get everyone down on the ground, and especially because they had never done it before. Everyone helped each other out, and we got some groovy designs out of the whole thing. We even kept most of the dye on the t-shirts and not on ourselves!

Next Sunday we'll be celebrating CityFest on 5th & University Avenue's from Noon - 9pm. There will be a brand new Hillcrest sign and we're relighting it at 8pm. We WILL be at the farmers market this weekend and there will be face painting and a balloon guy to get in the CityFest spirit. Stop by and hang out with us first and then take the free shuttle straight over to CityFest from the DMV lot.

Check back here and on for all of your market updates! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! Stay fresh and fabulous!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We had all kinds of fun at our Info Booth Luau at the Farmers Market this weekend! It was a beautiful sunny and warm day in Hillcrest, and the market was packed!

At our luau we had games- bean bag tic-tac-toe. We had leis to welcome market patrons, and an awesome monkey photo banner that luau-ers got to put their faces in for a fun photo-op! We had kids and adults trying to get their photo taken, and everyone had a really awesome time.

Next weekend we are tie-dying again! After a super successful tie-dye event in March we decided to bring it back for some middle of the summer fun. Sign up for a session at the Info Booth starting at 9:30a with the last one at 1:30pm before the market closes at 2pm. BYO shirt/dye-able item or make a donation and get one from us! Come early 'cause last time we sold out!

We look forward to seeing everyone at the farmers market this weekend! Don't forget to save the dates: August 7th Tie-Dye, August 14th CityFest Face Painting, and our monthly Visiting Chef Series August 21st! Check back here and on for all of your market updates!