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Media Farmers Market’s Sixth Season Opening Day Tomorrow!

A Coupon for a Token!

Look in today’s Town Talk for a coupon redeemable for a $1 token at Media Farmers Market’s Manager’s Table! Token good at all vendors’ booths.

At Tomorrow’s Market…!

At the Market Manager’s Table:
Complementary birch beer while you shop!
For our young shoppers…Produce Passport and swirly paper flowers craft project!
And remember to fill out a raffle ticket for the monthly Market Basket drawing!

Healthy Pizza Project…From 3:30-5:30 p.m., Media-Upper Providence Free Library will offer a fun, drop-in craft for all ages called the Healthy Pizza Project. Everyone gets to build their own construction paper pizza with whatever healthy fruits, veggies and other ingredients they’d like.

Special Kids Deserve Special People is accepting donations for Media Food Bank at tomorrow’s Market.

Music:
Norm LeDonne with his eclectic mix of music and guitars! Singer/songwriter Tom Curtis, Jr.!

Remember…Neil’s Sharpening Service Will Be at the Market Tomorrow!

Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools. Neil Jacob’s Sharpening Service will make them better than new! Neil comes to the Market once a month.

For the complete list of vendors, visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

See You Tomorrow at the Market!

 

One Week to Media Farmers Market!

See This Year’s Line-Up of Vendors!

Fresh produce, meats and cheeses. Wine. Chocolate. Pastas. Dumplings. Hummus and specialty spreads. Olive oil and vinegars. Coffee. Baked sweet treats and breads. Pizza. Fermented vegetables. Smoked foods. African fare. Fair trade. Is your mouth watering?!

Get your farmers market totes out and ready to fill on Opening Day! For a look at the 2015 line-up, visit the Media Farmers Market Vendors page!

 

Produce Passport and More!

Produce Passport for kids continues again this year at the Market Manager’s Table. Kids love to draw and color the fruit or vegetable of the week and earn a prize after four weeks, again at seven weeks, and a grand prize at ten weeks! Along with Produce Passport, there’ll be a weekly craft project at the Market Manager’s Table, too! For May’s crafts, visit the May Events page on the website.

And visit the Events page throughout the year for additional events and weekly music guests.

 

Neil’s Sharpening Service on Opening Day!

Neil Jacobs’ Sharpening Service returns to Media Farmers Market. Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools, and Neil will make them better than new! It’s a great time to get your garden tools ready for the summer! Neil will be at the market on Opening Day, and once a month throughout the market season.

 

 

 

 

See You Next Week at the Market!

 

Media Farmers Market Opens in Just Three Weeks!

It’s Spring…Plant a Sign!

If you don’t have one, be sure to stop by the Market Manager’s Table on opening day to get one!

It’s Earth Day…Learn About Seed Libraries!
(Image by David Woolley)

Transition Town’s Free Store now has a seed library. Community seed libraries allow the saving and exchanging of seeds, a practice many consider part of the larger issue of food sovereignty. And this Saturday, April 25, Media Free Store will be holding a seed swap from 2 to 4 p.m. Find out more about seed libraries (which need to follow state regulations) and seed swaps (which do not!) at Transition Town. Media Free Store is located at 350 W. State Street.

Happy Earth Day!

 

Nine Weeks and Counting Til Opening Day!

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Welcome, Spring!

March may have come in like a lion, but it inevitably ends with spring. In fact, spring officially arrives on March 20 at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The Media Farmers Market committee has been meeting every other week, deep in preparation for the upcoming season. With the delightful addition of several new members, we’re busy mapping out this year’s market season, connecting with vendors, and updating our website!

March Is National Nutrition Month!
Stop by the Media-Upper Providence Free Library to explore nutrition with this display provided by the Delaware County Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), and check out some of their kids books on nutrition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy First Day of Spring!

Media Farmers Market’s Sixth Season Opens May 14, 2015!

Thanks for the Feedback!

Thanks to everyone who responded to the Media Farmers Market survey in November! You weighed in on convenience, vendor and product selection, favorite ways to receive farmers market updates, where you saw room for improvement, and what you liked just as is. We appreciate the enthusiasm and generous feedback to help shape this year’s Market!

Sixth-Season Planning Has Begun!

The Media Farmers Market committee met earlier this month over the last of the holiday cookies and candy for its first meeting of the season. Excited to be going into our sixth season, brainstorming began around returning vendors, potential new vendors, and input from survey results. We’ll be sending out monthly newsletters to keep you updated until May, at which time the newsletter will go out weekly to keep you in touch with the weekly markets. You can also find us on the Media Farmers Market website, on Facebook, and Twitter!

Be a Media Farmers Market Volunteer!
If you’d like more direct involvement with the Market, consider becoming a volunteer. Media Farmers Market is an all-volunteer organization and is always happy to have new members. Following are specific current opportunities.

Treasurer: The treasurer coordinates with the Market Manager. Tasks include attending monthly meetings, balancing bank statements, invoicing vendors, and developing the budget. Our current treasurer is available through the spring to help transition the next lover of numbers and budgets!

Produce Passport Program Coordinator: The Produce Passport Program coordinator keeps the passport booklets stocked, names each week’s produce item of the week, and oversees the purchase and distribution of prizes. Ideas for additional children’s interest projects welcome!

Market Manager’s Table Volunteer: At every Thursday’s Market, volunteers man the Market Manager’s Table in one-and-a-half- to two-hour shifts between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers answer shoppers’ questions, process credit cards and SNAP cards for Market tokens, and help kids with their produce passports.

Social Media Volunteer: To post and help expand Media Farmers Market’s presence on Facebook and Twitter. And open to other social media as well. Instagram? Pinterest?

Other: All are welcome, and no amount of time is too small to donate!

The next planning is Monday, February 9. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email customerservice@mediafarmersmarket.com.

February 2 Marks Mid-Winter
If you’re a lover of winter, then mid-winter means a whole six weeks of winter left; if you’re looking to spring, mid-winter means only six more weeks to go! Weather divination, trying to know ahead which it’s to be, and likely where the American Groundhog Day has its roots, can be traced to the Gaelic tradition of Imbolc. Here’s a little Imbolc info from Wikipedia as we go into the second half of winter:

“Imbolc was believed to be when the Cailleach—the divine hag of Gaelic tradition—gathers her firewood for the rest of the winter. Legend has it that if she wishes to make the winter last a good while longer, she will make sure the weather on Imbolc is bright and sunny, so she can gather plenty of firewood. Therefore, people would be relieved if Imbolc is a day of foul weather, as it means the Cailleach is asleep and winter is almost over.”

Happy Groundhog Day!

 

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