Today will be all about beverages available at Mercer Island Farmers Market. You can quench your thirst with Kombucha, tea soda, ginger beer, juices, and smoothies. Shen Zen Tea‘s lemongrass kombucha is refreshing, Timber City‘s signature ginger beer is a spicy treat, while Juice Harbor’s selection of cold-pressed juices are especially appealing to the younger crowd. If you are a hard cider fan, FinnRiver Farm & Cidery brings their their ciders and brandy wine to MIFM. Other vendors who have booths in the alcoholic section near Bicentennial Park are Stomani Cellars, Four Horsemen Brewery, and Lowercase Brewing.
Live music will be provided today by Ronnda Cadle, with guest percussionist Rikki Evans. Ronnda plays original compositions on her guitar and perfected her music while listening to female guitarists, her greatest mentors – Nancy Wilson of Heart, Caroline Aiken, and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls. From Ronnda’s website, “I wouldn’t be the player I am today if it were not for these strong and amazing women. I hope to bring my own voice to the generations of women musicians to follow.”
Over at the Children’s Table the kids will be able to paint the colors of the market. Kids, stop by and explore all the colors of the rainbow that you can see at MIFM from the veggies, fruits, flowers, herbs, and art offered by local farmers and artisans.
This week’s featured vendor is well within the thirsty theme of today’s market. Check out the MIFM home page to read the interview with Julie Petrocelli, owner of Juice Harbor. She sells a wide variety of cold pressed juices, smoothies and elixirs (wellness shots), using predominantly local and organic ingredients to make them.
Have a wonderful day exploring the market!