Monday, June 27, 2011

The 2011 Season is Under Way!

Despite the cool, wet spring, the 2011 season has been heating up at the Wallowa County Farmers' Market.

From our start with the annual Spring Planting Festival on May 28, we've had vegetable plants, greens, radishes, asparagus, spring onions and other early-season vegetables from Beth Gibans' Backyard Gardens and Sherrie Currie's Produce. Recently, strawberries and cherries have appeared, and we expect a much wider variety soon with more vendors. (Remember, we're at 4,000 feet.)

Additionally, of course, there are flowering plants from The Flower Peddler, Wildflour Bakery goods, Sally B. Farms' rich, handmade goat milk soap, bath and body products from Whispering Pines Bed and Bath, Wallowa Lake Fudge Co. goodies, woodworkers' handcrafts, the ever-popular Kettle Korn, that temptingly fragrant, slightly salty, barely sweet popcorn, and more.

You'll also find a series of demonstrations and presentations from Slow Food Wallowa County (click on the Special Events tab above), kids' activities at the Enterprise Market led by Building Healthy Families and information on the student-tended Magic Garden at Joseph School.

It's all at the Farmers' Market.