Monday, August 22, 2011

Message from the Market Manager: What's Ahead

We're gearing up for what looks to be a wonderful September...with some great surprises in store. Read Market Manager Barbara Liston's letter here...

Summer may be slipping away...but Cheverly Community Market is just coming into its favorite season. The recent rain has revitalized not only us, but the crops of vegetables and flowers.

We are so pleased to welcome Lava Pigs BBQ to our Market Family. A Cheverly resident, Brent Flaskerund has turned his hobby into an up and coming business. He will be barbecuing chicken, ribs, and sausage, obtained from Waltz Farms and Simply Sausage on the premises for lunch in the park or for takeout. What a nice way to start the fall market season. Two Ocean Seafood will be on hand, as will Eve's Cheese.

0n September 10th we will be offering wine from Elk Run Vineyards. Mystic Water Soap will also be on hand with their organic collection of soaps and cremes. The Master Gardener's Clinic will be held that day to solve your garden mysteries. Rose Fennell will be on hand with her amazing variety of food friendly pottery. It's not too soon to think about holiday gifts!

It is so nice to see fresh apples beginning to arrive at Benny's Market. Schlagels and C & E Farms will have their usual colorful assortment of vegetables and herbs. I've heard that Martha's Jams is working on some new varieties!

Did you ever make a zucchini boat? Well, on September 24th we are planning zucchini boat races. Buy your zucchini, carve it into a boat, and challenge your friend to a boat race! Prizes will be given to the fastest boat in each age group. Check our Blog Site for more details. Mystic Water Soap will be on hand that week as well as Running Hare Vineyards.

Common Ground, our cafe run by the St. Ambrose Ladies of Charity, has truly profited from your patronage this season. Their proceeds are used to provide food, baby supplies, and holiday fixings for the many families in the area stuggling to get by in this economy. They thank you for all your support. We have seen a rise in the number of families coming to the market to use their WIC/FNMP certificates on fruit and vegetables. It is very exciting to know that we are able to reach outside the immediate community to bring such quality to those who need it the most.

We are looking forward to seeing all the vacationers back in town. See you at the Market!

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