Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 9/14

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Good Morning, Islanders! Hopefully everyone is outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and if not, I hope you’re watching the Husky game! This weekend at the market Caspar Babypants will be featured, playing his renowned music for the little ones. He has released over a half dozen albums with fun songs for the young and young at heart, and will start the show tomorrow at 10:30. A lot of the food trucks will be featuring kid friendly menu items, and of course there lots of ice cream to go around. Some of my personal favorites are Street Treats and Whidbey Island Ice Cream. Go check it out tomorrow, 10-3 pm!

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 9/7

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Hello!! Come check out the Farmer’s Market Today!!

Today’s topic: Nature’s on Tap -Back to School!!

Angela Carey and Yaamba Marimba band will perform today!! Come dance away!!

At the Children’s table with Judy: Little Red Hen needs help Planting her Wheat can you help???

 

 

Mark on your calendar for the next weekend at the market:

  • And on September 14, legendary local band Caspar Babypants will perform kid-friendly songs from 11:00am to Noon!!

 

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 8/31

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Hello!! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Are your kids ready to go back to school after this wonderful summer???

This week’s Title at the MI Farmers Market is: Get 5 a day – Fruits and Vegetables.

Over the next few weeks the MI Farmers Market is hosting a Back To School Days, with free live music from popular bands!! All patrons are invited to bring school lunch food staples to donate to the Food Pantry operated by the City’s Youth and Family Services Department.

This week’s band is the Jazz Connection.

At the Children’s Table with Judy: Flower Prints
Painting the colors of the market and using flowers for prints.

Mark on your calendar for the next couple weekends at the market:

  • September 7, Angela Carey and Yaamba Marimba band will perform from 11:00am to 1:00pm; come dance to their lively beat!
  • And on September 14, legendary local band Caspar Babypants will perform kid-friendly songs from 11:00am to Noon!!

 

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 8/24

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It’s a beautiful Sunday morning on Mercer Island, so let’s take advantage of the sunny weather while it’s still here! Looking ahead, the farmer’s market season ends in mid October, and then reopens for one Sunday in November before Thanksgiving. Mark your calenders so you don’t miss out!

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This week, as the transition into fall begins, I want to feature beverages that are loved all year round. The following vendors are all at the farmer’s market, and are definitely worth the visit!

Wilridge Winery: Known for being Seattle’s original winery, it is the oldest continuously operated winery since its opening in the 1980s. They have over a dozen wines to choose from and information on tastings and events here.

Middlefork Roasters: Raise your hand if you’re a coffee lover! This coffee roasting company has 6 incredible blends. So just when the kids are gearing up for back to school, you’ll have the caffeine you need to get through all the early mornings and late nights right there with them.

Piccola Wine Company: This winery is taking a new approach to their packaging, providing reusable and sustainable solutions. They have wine on tap, and 1.5 liter totes for portable ease! Check out their website here.

Shen Zen Tea: Everything is by hand. This tea label even hand throws their own line of pots and mugs on their own pottery wheel. The amount of thought and care that the two founders have put into their business is unbelieveable, and their tea is incredible. Check them out at the market or here.

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, August 10th

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It’s another beautiful Mercer Island morning, so let’s take advantage of the summer while we have a few days left! Today marks the 7th anniversary of the farmer’s market, with giveaways and pie tastings for everyone. Music will feature Zach Lombardo, and the kid’s table will have berry ink painting.

Make sure to check out Jerry Baxter’s company Got Soup? while you visit today. I can say from personal experience that these soups are incredible. This weeks flavors are Carrot and Green Curry, Coconut Red Lentil Dal, Cucumber and Melon, and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho. You can find more information on their website here. Enjoy the sun and the weekend!

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, July 6th

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Happy July! Hope everyone out there had a safe and happy 4th. It’s a beautiful Sunday, so please get outside and enjoy! Seattle summers are the motivation to bear the winter grey, so take advantage of those blue skies. The farmer’s market this weekend features the usual vendors, minus the few that were here for Garden Days.

New to this year’s season is Britt’s Pickles, with incredible pickle varieties for every palette. My personal favorites are the black garlic and the hot pepper flavors. If you miss the farmer’s market, they also have a shop at Pike Place Market. You can find more information at www.brittsliveculturefoods.com.

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday June 29th

MP900387860This weekend is the final weekend of Garden Days at the Farmer’s Market! Today’s theme is edible garden, so fresh produce is even more of a given than usual. Make sure to check out MetalWing Studios, a vendor that is a part of Garden Days. Their studio creates beautiful enamel birds for garden decoration. Also stop by and listen to the Blues Duo/Paul and Dave for some great music while you’re browsing the rest of the booths.

Summer wouldn’t truly be summer without fresh berries, and the following two vendors make sure that we won’t go without. Hayton Farms carries a variety of summer berries including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc. Skagit Sun Berries also carries the three most popular berry varieties, but are famous for their strawberries. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference, but Skagit Sun grows EIGHT different kinds of strawberries. Not to mention five different types of both raspberries and blueberries. Check them out!