Thursday, March 22, 2012

Newsletter 03-22-12

Spring has arrived and we are putting together a lot of new and exciting things for the market to breathe some new life into it. Come out and show your support for your community farmers' market!

Peakaboo I see New!

Bautista Creek Farms
Romanesco Cauliflower
(Bautista Creek)

We welcome Bautista Creek Farms from Riverside County and their amazing locally grown crops, including living lettuce, tasty citrus (they will be squeezing fresh OJ!), rainbow colored carrots and the alien looking Romanesco cauliflower (see pic). Your kids will actually love it! Read why Shelby Barone’s (OC Family blog) kids did. Her daughter had almost eaten all of it by the time they got home! She tells you how to cook it as well. Additionally you can read all about the farm's history as it was highlighted in the LA Times (article). 

Brett & Tanya Wyatt (urban farmers)
B&T Farms
Our first urban farmer joins the market. Come meet Brett & Tanya Wyatt - a husband-wife farming duo from Hacienda Heights. They are growing a great array of herbs, veggies and oyster mushrooms. Here they are at their backyard farm preparing mushroom substrate. Their first mushroom production should be ready within the next couple weeks.  
Picket Lane Bakery

Picket Lane Bakery
Fresh baked breads are back! Ok, Picket Lane Bakery is not new to the market but they have on hiatus of the winter. We welcome back Irinne and the fresh baked breads and pies from her and her husband's local bakery. 

Spring Celebration - March 24th
Spring into Spring this weekend as we put on our Spring Celebration. We celebrate the new season with new farmers and new fresh fruits and veggies. We’ll have cooking & educational demos, face painters, kids activities, community booths and more. RSVP here and win some of our fabulous prizes!

Heirloom Carrots 
(Bautista Creek)
Spring Celebration Schedule:

10:30am (Story Time)
Marcie Taylor (@suburbanmama), blogger and book editor from OC FAMILY Magazine will host story time, games and book giveaways at our Kiddie Corner from 10:30am-noon.
11:00am (Cooking Demo)
Chef Raya Belna will host an in depth demo teaching you her raw vegan tricks of the trade for all things organic and farm fresh. 
12:00pm (Story Time)
Author Leslie Ryan will do a reading and signing of her children's book. One lucky attendee will receive a free autographed copy!
Art Walk - April 1st
12:00pm (Cooking Demo)
Anais Tangie will host a cooking demo, teaching how to highlight the fantastic freshness of Spring produce.

Newport Beach Art Walk - April 1st
Support all things local. Come check out what the local farmers have been growing and what the local artists have been painting. Sunday, April 1st at the market from 9am-1pm.

See you Sunday!
-Farmer Mark

No comments:

Post a Comment