Saturday, July 30, 2011

Watermelon and Cantaloupe at the North City Farmers Market!

Usually I try to blog before the market happens, but I have to tell you what you missed if you didn't make it out to the North City Farmers' Market today.

Lee Farms sold ready-to-eat cantaloupe, and Chef Ivy featured it in the salsa she made on site for everyone to sample. Delicious. W. M. Farms featured watermelons the size of a piglet, and the Old North Grocery Co-op brought local peaches.

Our produce vendors featured your summer favorites - tomatoes, okra, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and more.

Don't forget that next week, August 6th, is Vegetapalooza, when we celebrate local produce, good food, and community.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Save the Date - August 27th

NCFM is having a Camp-out Fundraiser on August 27. Bring your camping gear and spend the night with us under the stars in the 13th Street Garden in Old North.

The details are in the works, but expect live music, smores, and more.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 16th at the North City Farmers' Market

Tonight, Chef Ivy and I went to Grace Hill's Whitaker Urban Evening Concert Series and passed out Angel Baked Cookies and fliers while listening to Charles Glenn and his Gospel Group. I especially enjoyed admiring the face-painted children walking the grounds.

We had fun telling
people all about the Farmers' Market, and why they should visit us. Why visit?

  • This Saturday, July 16, 13th Street Garden will have onions and garlic for sale, as well as green beans, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and other good stuff.
  • Chef Ivy will show you how to make veggie quesadillas and chilled veggie soup. Free food samples!
  • Live music by Melissa.