May 25, 2016
It’s a One-Man-Band!
Stop by the Market for this week’s entertainment, Percy Shaw! Percy is a One-Band-Band who will be performing his old time Country, Folk and Americana music. Make sure you stop by to give a listen! Follow him on Facebook too!
- Firehouse Donuts: Media Farmer’s Market Early Bird Special! On Thursday, May 26th, mix or match any 3 packages of regular or mini FIrehouse Donuts for only $12 for the first hour of the Market only (3 to 4pm)!
- Roundtop Farm: Nut Butter Special! Buy any 16oz nut butter and get a 3oz. regular peanut butter free!
- E. Fudd and Son: Limited strawberries, shelled black walnuts, and asparagus harvested that morning, plus greens, herbs and tomatoes!
Media Borough Unveils Draft Bike Plan, Wants Your Feedback!
The Media Borough Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) has been developing a bike plan for the Borough, based on responses from last summer’s survey. They have now released a draft document, and would like you to take a look at it and give any additional feedback you may have. Both the draft plan and the survey can be accessed by clicking here. The EAC appreciates your direct feedback, particularly if you live, work, or play in Media Borough, and invite you to share the draft and survey with your friends and neighbors so they can give their feedback as well!
See you tomorrow at the Market!
May 18, 2016
Neil’s Sharpening Service Returns!
Bring your dull scissors, knives, lawnmower blades, garden tools, and anything else you need sharpened to the Market tomorrow! Neil’s Sharpening Service will have them better than new in no time! Prices vary by item. Neil will be at the Market once a month, on the second Thursday of the month.
Library to hold Veggie Table Talk!
The Media-Upper Providence Free Library will be at the Market this week. Stop by their table from 3 to 5 for their Veggie Table Talk! Gail will bring free samples of yummy vegan baked goods and will have more information about this and other library programs. There will also be library books available for checkout!
Penn State Extension Talks Mediterranean!
Penn State Extension will be holding “Mediterranean Cuisine Come to You” on Wednesdays, May 25 and June 1, 8, and 15 from 6 to 8:30pm at their Smedley Park location. The classes will involve you in designing and putting the Mediterranean lifestyle into practice in your own life. You will learn how to prepare foods from the region, make connections with local food producers and help you design your own healthy lifestyle, based on Pennsylvania foods. Classes include food demonstrations, participant hands-on food preparation, food tasting and guest speakers. Click here for more information!
Don’t forget you can bring nonperishable food donations to the Market for the Media Food Bank! Please look for the silver can by the Manager’s table to drop off your donation. Thank you!
See you tomorrow at the Market!
May 11, 2016
Opening Day Has Arrived!
Join us tomorrow for the first Market of the 2016 season! There will be musical entertainment by FishCastle, and amazing balloon creations by Jim Burkardt. There will also be root beer, your favorite vendors from last year, and many new vendors! The Media-Providence Library will also have a table. See you at the Market!
Calling All Vendors!
There’s still time to sign up to be a vendor at this season’s market! If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a vendor at the Market, please visit our Vendor page on our website to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Market Manager Marcy Magness at email@example.com.
Tips for Visiting the Market!
When parking on the street, we ask that you please make sure you are in a parking space and are not blocking any driveways or access areas. Please adhere to all No Parking signs and zones. Parking is also available across the street in the Media Elementary School parking lot after 4pm. You can access this lot from the Front Street side of the school.
Local health regulations do not permit dogs on the Market grounds. Our friendly volunteers would be happy to watch your dog for you at the Market Manager’s Table while you shop if your four-legged buddy is out with you.
See you tomorrow at the Market!
Mar 30, 2016
The Spirit of the Season
Media Farmers Market opens on Thursday, May 12! In the meantime, get into the spirit of the spring season by enjoying these Media events in April!
April 1-2…Media Film Festival!
Now in its ninth year, the 2016 Media Film Festival, happening Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at the Media Theatre on State Street, will include short films from our community and around the world. Featuring narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films, the festival’s goal is to build a greater appreciation of artists and filmmakers within our community and beyond. For the complete lineup of films and to get tickets, visit Media Film Festival’s site.
April 3-15…Media Restaurant Weeks!
It’s Media Restaurant Weeks for the first two weeks of April. Enjoy three- to five-course dinners at participating restaurants for just $30! Whether you’re in the mood for classic American fare, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Indian, and so much more, you’ll find it in Media. Go to visitmediapa.com/restaurantweek for a complete list of participating restaurants. Parking is free after 5.
April 9…The Americana Roots Ramble!
Begun in 2003, the Americana Roots Ramble features a diverse variety of American roots music, from early rock & roll and rockabilly to folk, swing and alternative country. Acts are presented in over 20 indoor venues. Check out their website for complete information and for tickets!
If You’d Like to Volunteer…!
If you’d like more direct involvement with Media Farmers Market, consider becoming a volunteer. Media Farmers Market is an all-volunteer organization and is always happy to have new members. The next planning meeting is Monday, April 11. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 17, 2016
Seventh Season Planning Is Underway!
The Media Farmers Market Committee already has two meetings under its belt as we begin getting ready for our seventh season opening on Thursday, May 12! The 2016 season is starting to shape up as we connect with returning vendors and potential new vendors. 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.
Children’s Activities. Media Farmers Market is looking for someone to provide a series of children’s activities, once a month or so, over the course of the Market season, to take place at the Market Manager’s Table. Media Farmers Market currently hosts the weekly Produce Passport for children, and these activities would be in addition to that.
Fundraising Subcommittee. Media Farmers Market would like to create a subcommittee to focus on fundraising ideas for the Market, as the Market continues to grow and look forward to its next seven years!
Market Manager’s Table Volunteer. At every Thursday’s Market, volunteers work at the Market Manager’s Table in one-and-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.
Other. All are welcome, and no amount of time is too small to donate!
The next planning meeting is Monday, March 14. Join us! If you’re interested, or need more information, email email@example.com.
Happy Leap Day 2016!