Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see the most up-to-the-moment Market news, including postings from many of our regular and new vendors.
Don't forget to follow our blog, prepared by Judith Newton. She provides pictures and comments on each week's Market. This week's is particularly interesting - it's mostly about the Kids in the Biz events (from June 11).
*** HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ***
*** Sunday, June 18 ***
Special Event in Honor of Father's Day: Second Annual Wine Pairing (with chocolates and cheese) Day -- lineup will include a variety of wines from both the Knob Hall Winery and the Olney Winery. Gourmet chocolates will be provided by Chocolates and Tomatoes as well as by Steven Howard Chocolates; and cheeses by Stone Feather Farm. The fun will start at 11 am at the Chef's Tent (behind the Information Tent).
*** Be Fit Tent -- Chair Massage ***
Stop by the Be Fit, Be Well Tent on Sunday to get a FREE chair massage from Jeremy Ford! Jeremy's passion for massage therapy and attention to detail culminates in providing customized sessions for his clients. Using a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release techniques, Jeremy believes massage therapy should be applied in harmony with a client's concurrent case, from conventional medicine to energy work.
*** Tai Chi for Health Class ***
The Medstar Montgomery Medical Center is sponsoring a Tai Chi class at the Market this Sunday. The class starts at 10 am. Pre-registration is NOT necessary but you need to check in at the Information Tent and sign a waiver prior to class. Sign up at the Information Desk starting at 9:30 am.
Come learn the relaxing and health-building benefits of Tai Chi. An ancient Chinese exercise form practiced by millions. This meditative exercise program will help improve balance and coordination, flexibility and range of motion, and it will increase strength by making your movements more efficient. Tai Chi is a graceful exercise that exerts no strenuous action.
Students should be able to stand for 30 minutes at a time. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and flat shoes.
*** Musical Performance (at 10 am and 12 noon) ***
Sisters Uke & Friends is your hometown band. They love to entertain the MoCo community with their unique, eclectic mix of family-friendly pop, rock, folk, and Irish tunes. The music starts at 10 am.
Kids in Biz Day Deemed a Great Success by All Who Participated
Check out the OFAM blog - presented by Judith Newton. She has some great pictures and comments about this event.
We especially want to thank Vino and Walls for their generosity. Deb, our wonderful musical coordinator, and her band partner, Mike, donated musical instruments for the kids on Sunday and also conducted our first ever music class, as part of Kids in Biz day.
We also want to thank Katie McIe and the Master Gardeners for hosting the insect zoo at their tent (over 300 people visited the Master Gardeners Tents to check out the insects!), and to Sugar Sweet Treats and Ella's Bakeshop for coordinating and sponsoring the cookie/cupcake decorating activity.
Hundreds of children took part in the events, including one child who reported taking in $38 in sales for the day!
This Sunday, the Montgomery County Master Gardeners - Maryland will have free marigolds (KIDS only) to pot and take home. Only one per kid and only until they last. So come early!!!
Mully's Brewery will have Jack Straw IPA and Raspberry Amber on tap, as well as six packs of Shucker Stout and Carmelite Wheat.
Orchard Breeze Farm will be at the Market on Sunday where you can purchase steaks, burgers, chicken, bacon, etc, for your cook-out!!!
Mark from Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm told our Facebook editor about what veggies to expect at the Market this Sunday. The bad news is it's the final week for the asparagus and cauliflower crop; but the good news is we're moving into tomato season. Some heirloom tomatoes may be in this week (if not then definitely by next week). The same with their specialty cherry tomatoes. You can also expect celery, carrots, beets, turnips, and radishes at his tent on Sunday.
Falcon Ridge Farm tells Facebook that strawberry season is almost over but if you come early they will have some. We're moving into the the cherry crop - lots and lots and lots of sweet cherries and some Saskatoons. But the best news for those of us who LOVE blueberries, they will be in within the next few weeks.
If you need some work done on your bike, stop by Bike Werks. He'll be at the Market from 9-1pm on Sunday.
The Major Flavoring Seasoning will be there Sunday.
Wholesome Nibbles will also be there. They sell energy bites -- perfect for an on-the-go snack and boost of energy. They are made with the freshest ingredients and no added sugar. They're also vegan and gluten-free.
Batter Up Patisserie and their delectable cookies will NOT be at the Market this Sunday, but will return next week (June 25).
The Barrie School (in Silver Spring, MD) will be at the Market this Sunday to answer questions and provide information relating to the school. Its mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.
Heads' Up: there will be a special turtle demo next Sunday, June 25. Don't miss it.