Asked to post this by Byrd House Market folks: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. KNOW YOURSELF. Come find out more about yourself and your neighbors at the William Byrd Community House/Byrd House Market Tuesday May 6 – Opening of the 2008 Market Season Welcome back to the Byrd House Market! We are more than a farmers market, we are […]
Asked to post this by Byrd House Market folks:
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
Come find out more about yourself and your neighbors at the William Byrd Community House/Byrd House Market
Tuesday May 6 – Opening of the 2008 Market Season
Welcome back to the Byrd House Market! We are more than a farmers market, we are a program of the William Byrd Community House. As a program, we are using our garden, and classes to teach folks about food sustainability, how to grow our own food and how to change perceptions about gardening and eating. All of this is done in the spirit of informal learning and sharing information, in the old fashioned way- person to person and neighbor to neighbor. Last year we had over 200 students, staff, community gardeners, UGG’s students and volunteers participating in garden and market programs. We had over 700 community members shopping at the Byrd House Market.
We hope that coming to WBCH/BHM becomes your weekly Tuesday tradition. You r support helps the vendors make a better-than-living wage and it helps WBCH create better programs for gardening, nutrition, and the environment for our students and community. We are working for healthier, greener and better Richmond for the future.
Amy’s Garden: Strawberries, greens, flowers, and plants
CCL: eggs, chickens and pork
Faith Farm: Grass-fed beef, pastured pork, farm fresh brown eggs, raw natural honey, goat cheese, possibly chicken.
Bill Heath: Herbs, vegetable plants, kale, onions, radishes
Mike Wilbin: Kale, plants, lettuce
Perennial Pleasures Plant Pharm: red snapdragons, white Dutch Iris, baptisia in yellow and blue, and Agrostemma
Pleitez Produce: Strawberries, asparagus and greens
End Farm/Byrd Farm: greens, onions, eggs, carrots, greens
Victory Farms: Arugula, baby broccoli choi, broccoli rabe, escarole, herbs, mixed Asian greens, red Russian kale, romaine heads, salad mix, spinach, summer crisp lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, scallions, turnips
Baked Goods and Snacks
Bread for the People: Neufchatel coffee cake, peanut butter oat nut bars, whole wheat bread , plain bread, Italian bread, calamata olive with rosemary bread, onion and rosemary focaccia, garlic and Romano cheese baguettes and chocolate cheese schneck
Bernies Baked Goods: Sweet potato rolls, cakes and pies
Kids R Cookin: showing children how delicious healthy can be
Koralee Coffee House: Indonesian Coffee Beans, Organic loose tea from China, hot and iced coffee, iced tea; bottled water; coke, and pre-packaged snacks
Simply Delicious: Cookies and world famous lemon pound cake, brownies and pies
Hanaan’s Essential Oils: Mother’s Day Aromatherapy Sets, spring floral scents, exotic musk, essential balms
Pure Light Candles: soy candles
Wild Heaven Farm: handmade goat soaps and skin care
2dye4: dyed tee shirts
Kismets Kloset: Handcrafted jewelry, inspired from lyrical Romany Gypsy roots incorporating sterling and semi-precious stones
Seashells and Beads:
Wildwood Carver: Hand-carved bowls, spoons and platters
3:30 – 7:00 Waldorf School children’s activities
3:30 – 7:00 WBCH birdhouse decorating with WBCH Jr. Board
3:30 – 7:00 WBCH birdhouse quilt squares with WBCH Quilt Volunteer Kathy Morand
4:00 – 4:15 Garden Planting Demonstration in the Garden with Liz Tayor
4:30 – 4:50 Story time in the Garden with Jane Harrison
5:00 – 6:00 Internationally known musician, Sharron
6:00 – 7:00 Blue Line Highway Richmond’s beloved alternative country/folk/blues band
BLH has deep ties to the Oregon Hill community since members of the band practiced and lived on Cherry St. for many years.
The band recently shot a music video along Spring St to celebrate their Hilly roots and the diversity found in that area. When contacted about -the market event, BLH songwriter Melissa McKenna replied, “Sure I know the William Byrd Community House — they do great work!” The band which consists of Julia Dooley, Melissa McKenna, John Leedes and Ray Alfano play to a loyal fan base in the Richmond area, who come to hear their impressive musicianship and their soulful harmonies. With the market open from 3pm to 7pm, market customers will have time to shop and then bop while making new friends in the community.
WBCH/BHM May – October We are open, Rain or Shine, EVERY TUESDAY 3:30 until 7PM (In the event of heavy rain, we will hold the market in the gymnasium located across Linden Street on the opposite side of the street from the outdoor location.