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We welcome you to follow along on our crafty adventures. Frank is a farmer by day, jewelry and hand braided cord-maker by night. Jane simply fiddles with fabric and fiber any time she can. We share things about what we make, how we make it, where you can get it.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Special Event by Bemidji's Natural Choice Farmers Market

Celebrate Spring, kick up your heels and have some fun. Come on down to the Bemidji Waterfront for-----

Bemidji's Natural Choice Farmers Market
Spring Fling
Kick Off & Plant Sale
Saturday, May 21, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
just past Paul & Babe in the South Parking Lot

Live Music in the Jaycees Pavilion

As always Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market features

Locally grown
Produce, Plants, Vegetables, Fruit

Locally raised
Bison, Poultry, Eggs;

Locally Made
Home baked goods; Jams, Jellies;
Maple syrup, Honey
Art; Hand Crafted goods.

Natural growing & production methods,
eco friendly methods and materials.

Did you find some tasty herbs or vegetables at market last year? Want to try growing your own? A nice variety of seedling plants will be available from our gardners.

Grow your own--

--Heirloom tomatoes, eggplant and celery, possibly more from Kroeger & Rixen Farms.

--Herbs from The Matilla & Full Moon Farm, basil, chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme. Along with tomato, hot & sweet peppers, eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumbers, summer squash.

Stock up the pantry---

-- Those hungry for Bison will be happy to learn that "Buffalo Man," as many people call Duane of Paradise Valley Buffalo Ranch, will be present with his truck well stocked.

--The Matilla & Full Moon Farm (Greg) (Matthew) are expecting to offer some early spring eatables: lettuce, radishes, pacchoi, spinach, rhubarb, herbs, baby greens for salad, green onions as well as maple syrup. Thanks to their use of earth friendly high tunnel technology, they are able to warm the ground and plant early.

Score new products and old favorites--

-- Northern Wind Creations (Jeana & Bert): soaps, soap bags, jams and jellies, breads in a jar, potato bags and bag holders. Special items new for 2011 include a salt soap (great for exfoliation) and a soap made with beer (great for the skin) both have great lather. Plus handmade bags in fun new styles and in several sizes, each is one of a kind.

--Frank from A Tranquil Nook has been experimenting all winter with Gluten free sweets. The tastiest ones will be offered at market this season. Look for gluten free cakes, cookies, bars - what he brings each time will vary. New from Jane is Garden gear: totes, gloves, turbans. Whimsical and practical handmade accessories and jewelry.

--Kroeger & Rixen Farms (Gail) will have honey products, maple syrup, jams & jellies, some arts/crafts, rustic birdhouses.

*More vendors will be attending, the above is simply a sampling of what to expect.

*For those experiencing palpitations at not seeing Chill Creek Ridge listed, rest assured, Dale and Cheryl will be back by June for sure, and possibly for the second in our opening events on May 28

Members of Bemidji’s Natural Choice Farmers Market strive to make your time at market a fun, family friendly, and wholesome experience.

You are invited to stop by, browse our wares and enjoy music from local musicians
in an open air market setting.

1 comment:

  1. O, here you are!! Glad to see you - and I hope you are doing well at the Farmer's Market. Actually, I hope you BOTH do well, being a gluten-free person myself (when I am behaving properly - harder to do while on chemo, I'm afraid)!