AND IT BEGINS!
Tomorrow (Saturday) is opening day of the Hayden market this season, followed by the downtown market opening Wednesday! Our farmers are loaded-to-the-brim with tens-of-thousands (yes, you read that right) of potting flowers, vegetable and herb starts, berry bushes, strawberry plants, and fruit trees – all selected from the varieties that are hardiest and perform best for our region. Just look at these pictures!
In addition to plants starts, these foods are FRESH THIS WEEK: Lettuce, Salad Mix, Spinach, Green Onions, Kale, Cilantro, Napa Cabbage, Rhubarb, Arugula, Parsley, Radishes, Shallots, (possibly potatoes), meats, eggs, honey, and jams/jellies.
Live music will be provided by Living Well, a local acoustic rock and pop duo performing hits from the likes of Creedence, Mellenkamp and Joplin.
We are welcoming new farmers this year, including Wild Haven Honey from CdA, Country Rhoades Farms from Athol, Succulent Roots from CdA, and Willow Wood Honey Farm from Hayden, plus many new crafters featuring unique items and a full food court!
…We are looking forward to see you… and to a great season!
Back this Year… Power of Produce Club!
Back by popular demand! The Inland Northwest Food Network is pleased to announce that they will be offering the Power of Produce (PoP) Club once again this summer. Held in cooperation with the Kootenai County Farmers Market, PoP Club is a free program for kids ages 5-12 at the Hayden Farmers Market each Saturday from June 2 – Sept 1. The program seeks to encourage kids to make healthy food choices by empowering them to shop for, grow and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables.
Each week, kids will receive a token worth $2 to spend on a fresh fruit, veggie or plant at participating farmer vendors at the market. In addition, a PoP Club booth will offer interactive, age-appropriate, cooking and gardening activities for club members to participate in.
If you are interested in volunteering at the PoP Club booth, or if you would like to make a donation to support the program, please contact Teri at 208/546-9366 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.