Although windy and a little rainy, we had another fabulous week at the Lakewood Farmers Market! We were excited to welcome four new farmers who brought delicious fruit, fresh berries, crisp vegetables, locally grown dried beans, peanuts, and gorgeous flower baskets!
Our first cooking demo of the season kicked off with the Lakes High School Culinary Arts Program. Seven students cooked up a healthy market vegetable stir-fry using veggies you could find at the farmers market. A big thank you to Culinary Arts teacher Mary Opdahl for bringing her students! If you missed them this past week, mark your calendars for September 17th – Mary will be back with a new group of culinary artists in the making.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, swing by Market Pasta and try some of Linda’s pasta. You can’t go wrong with any of her flavor options. Her curry pasta has quickly become a favorite of mine and the jalapeno noodles have just the right kick of spice!
After you’ve picked out your pasta, be sure to stop by Authentic African Art and watch Samba hand-weave his baskets. Bright colors, various shapes and sizes, they are perfect baskets to carry around all your market finds!
Next Tuesday is Arts in Bloom day. Local artists will display their masterpieces in an Art Walk right at our Market. There will be two artists participating in live art demonstrations so market goers can watch first hand the dedication the artists put into each and every piece of art they create.
We are also excited to welcome Nala’s Barkery. Carol Bartos, owner of Nala’s Barkery, creates homemade dog treats made from great and healthy everyday ingredients. With her dogs as the taste testers, every cake and cookie gets the four-pawed stamp of approval.
As we head into the third week of the market, cross your fingers for sunny weather! Come enjoy the art show, pick up some pasta for dinner, a few veggies for your lunch box, a dog treat for your furry friend and discover the many other amazing vendors we have for our 2013 season!