Posted by sedaliaareafarmersmarket on June 29, 2009 at 11:05 PM
Walk, drive, skip, wheel, or bike, there's more than one good way to make it to the Sedalia Area Farmers' Market. Saturday's preferred mode of transportation was bicycle! We admired their tenacity in such heat (perhaps they heard about our free water?). Truth be told, we don't terribly care how you get to the Market, just get to the Market!
The "Big Wheels."
And the "Hot Wheels" (Tucker is checkin' it out!)
We delighted in the first plums of the season from Mrs. Amanda Hoover at Sugar & Spice Bakery of Versailles. They were well worth the wait--tender, sweet, juicy--and speaking of being well worth the wait, Amanda is expecting her first child on September 4th!
Market points of interest
- Clinton & Miriam Knox of Shady Lane Farm will be out of cucumbers for a month or so, as they've replanted their vines. I'm going to miss that crunch.
- Shelley Wuellner of Barrett Street Bakery will be back with her bread SOON, and no, I cannot give you the name of her kitchen contractors so that you may implore them to move faster! (I've already done it myself.)
- Rex Roberts of Seasons Greens expects to be back before long with heirloom tomatoes! Branch out and enjoy some varieties that are way more than just a pretty face, including black tomatoes!
- Val and Robert Larm of Larm's Farm are returning to the Market on Tuesday. Fresh up: basil! Sugared and juice sweetened jams, and smoking planks: white oak, black cherry, and cedar. If you've not tried prepping your steak, chicken, or salmon with a plank like this before, you are in for a delight!
- Saturday, July 4th: an extra special day at the Market (because every day at the Market brings something special). A live band: "Red Carpet Sunday," Bev Hayes demonstrates how to make your own laundry detergent for pennies on the dollar, Jennifer Taber has food preservation info; and the Little Sprouts area has water guns, face painting (with our face painters extraordinaire Holly Gressley and Gina Schlobohm), bubbles, and more! Bring the family downtown to the Market before the 11:00 parade! What better way to celebrate our country's birth!
And finally, hey, check this out. Ryan Webb, our artist-in-residence, is taking an intensive ceramics course this summer. Watch his work evolve (right before your eyes) and pick up some of his pieces while the prices are still reasonable!
Oh, and one more thing! Thank you so much to Show-Me Master Gardeners for being at the Market last Saturday to answer the most puzzling of gardening conundrums! We look forward to having you at the Market again!