From email announcement: 8 Best Food to Buy at the Farmers Market! Robin Raver remains a popular addition to this season’s market, massaging the blues away; but this week she also posted a really good link from Organic Gardening’s website about other great reasons for buying your food locally. Check it out: http://www.organicgardening.com/living/8-best-foods-to-buy-at-the-farmers-market At the […]
From email announcement:
8 Best Food to Buy at the Farmers Market!
Robin Raver remains a popular addition to this season’s market, massaging the blues away; but this week she also posted a really good link from Organic Gardening’s website about other great reasons for buying your food locally. Check it out: http://www.organicgardening.com/living/8-best-foods-to-buy-at-the-farmers-market
At the Market!
Don’t wake our baby, whispered Summer Squash. Meet Jake and his big brother, wiped from another full day at the market.
And don’t forget to check what our vendors will be featuring this week by visiting our blogspot: http://byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/p/visitors-welcome.html Click to search by location or by product! When you search by location you can click on your favorite vendor’s website link and see how they do things on the farm, y’all. Great people doing great work. SNAP, Credit and Debit cards can be swiped for Tokens you use to shop at BHM. SNAP tokens come in $1 increments are can be used for all eligible foods (to take home and prepare for you and your family) and food plants and seeds (grow your own veggies and herbs). CC/Debit card tokens include a $1.50 transaction fee and come in increments of $5 which are good as cash (you’ll get your change back in cash). No cash back for SNAP tokens; thus the smaller $dollar increments. Its convenient and really helps stretch your thin food budget. And facilitate you trying something new AND healthy for a change!
After Market Film for July: Sourwoods
Stay tuned for fliers and info about next month’s film and potluck after the market. Last week’s debut screening, Vanishing of the Bees, was GREAT! While the weather drove us just inside, into the gym, and threatened anticlimactically to rain upon us, it was a clear lovely night for a powerful film and great discussion moderated by local beekeepers David Stover and Nina Zinn and one fine fella brought his fresh pulled honey and shared with the crowd. I hadn’t tasted honey that fresh since the farm truck came to my elementary school back in ’69!
Pictured above is our 6th week winner – he looks pretty happy! Support your Byrd House Market. Our weekly raffle is generously sponsored by Byrd Farm &; Rural Virginia Market. $1 ticket gets you a chance at a week’s share of goodies from Byrd Farm – value $33.83. Win this week, pick up your share next week. And we get to see your pretty face and you take your loot home in a shiny new Virginia Grown re-usable sack. Not too shabby!
Under the Mulberry Tree
Caroline returns to tell stories each first and second Tuesdays of the Month, from 4-5pm. Third Tuesdays feature Beth from the Richmond Public Library. For your caregivers, the kids, your inner kid? Enjoy a relaxing afternoon under the Mulberry Tree. And, HEY! ANNOUNCING our new Facepainter-in-Training, Nadine! Practically raised in the Rostov’s Coffee & Tea Tent, Nadine has been an assistant-vendor to her mama Christine and volunteer at Byrd House Market since she was this high! She returns to provide face painting fun for visitors to the market beginning June 19th (next week). By the way don’t forgot to visit Rostov’s Coffee & Tea at their great shop on Main St in the Fan. We miss them still.
there’s even more doings at
william byrd community house www.wbch.org
eat good grow great via byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com
Ana Edwards, Manager
Byrd House Market & Library Programs
Grace Arents Library & Education Center
William Byrd Community House
www.wbch.org / 804.643.2717 ext.306