From email announcement: At the Market! Warm weather coming… Fruits are fresh and refreshing. Vegies are rich in replenishing nutrients. Recipes and ambiance abound. Come to the market and let us nudge your good eating along, eh? Eat Good Grow Great is for you too! A little historical aside….Do you know that June 19 is […]
From email announcement:
At the Market!
Warm weather coming… Fruits are fresh and refreshing. Vegies are rich in replenishing nutrients. Recipes and ambiance abound. Come to the market and let us nudge your good eating along, eh? Eat Good Grow Great is for you too!
A little historical aside….Do you know that June 19 is also known as Juneteenth? A pivotal and symbolic date representing the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in the state of Texas, June 19 is the day that the Union Army sailed into Galveston Bay and delivered the troops and the news that the war was over. This date is now celebrated all over the country as National Freedom Day. A little research into the foods of the era could yield an interesting summer read and a yummy summer meal… check it out.
Raffles are for Playing!
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
WELCOME to our new Facepainter-in-Training, Nadine Delano! 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.
After Market Film for July: Urban Roots
Sorry for the miscommunication last week. The film is Urban Roots and we will host Duron Chavis from the city’s community garden department and John Lewis with RBHA and others for the discussion after the film. So Save the Date: Tuesday July 3rd.
What are you eating this summer?
Got a YUMMY story? Write a little paragraph and send us a photo – we’ll post it on our blog!
3rd Tuesday Acoustic Jam @ Byrd House Market
All Music Players are invited to a 3rd Tuesday Acoustic Jam at the Byrd House Market, 5:00 – 7 p.m. That’s this Tuesday, June 19th. Please meet at the Epic Gardens tent. We’ll play in the middle of the market where vendors and shoppers can hear us. (instead of over under the tree where we won’t be heard. After all, we’re part of the ambiance. Of course if it’s hot as hades and the only shade is under the mulberry tree, we can reconsider). The genre is determined by the players, so don’t be shy about choosing a song to sing, a rock to roll or a groove to play. It’s all wide open! Folk, Oldtime, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Celtic, Children’s Songs, anything you can play on an acoustic instrument! Reminder: farmers’ markets are smoke free outdoor places. If you like to smoke, kindly leave the area (across the alley would probably work) … and hurry back so we can get back to pickin’!
Come early and bring your totebags to shop at the Byrd House Market.
Come anytime to play, even (especially!) after work.
“Chickens & You” Returns!
Primary Poultry Health Care – Patricia Foreman, author of Urban Chicks returns with the final 2 classes of the Chickens & You Workshops. The first of the last will happen tomorrow night in the Library at William Byrd Community House, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. To register and for more information visit http://www.chiknegg.com/2012/01/upcoming-must-attend-events-mark-your.html The second of the last is the long awaited Coop & Tractor Construction class to be held on the My Manakin Market grounds in Manakin-Sabot. Details and registration also at link above.