Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bemidji Natural Choice Farmer's Market - Aug 10

Tuesday Aug 10 Market was capitol G Grand. If you were not there you missed:

Colorful produce, yummy baked goodies, Maple Syrup and Honey.

Turkish Meatballs using ground buffalo with a colorful tasty crunchy vegetable rich sauce demo by Chef Reed Olson of Wild Hare Bistro --deeeeeeeeLish!

Music throughout the day, first up Aaron Tank - songs from my heyday, happily sang along-- though think I was the only other one who knew all the words ..... no other ol 60s Hippies out yesterday:D

Next was Dennis Montgomery, he had me clapping my hands and tapping my toes, singing again; plus he had some great songs to delight the children in the crowd.

Late afternoon came Nicholas Jackson with an easy listening blend of folk to pop. So enjoyed when he turned troubadour and strolled throughout the market bringing his gift of song to each stall.

A mystery solved -- sitting in my stall, heard the lovely hum of a sewing maching, looked into the next stall and there is Larry O'Dell stitching away. NO electric cords running into his stall. Nope not a treadle machine. Come on out and see if you can spy how he does this. And while you are there, take a look at the awesome table rugs and runners he weaves after stitching fabric strips together.

Frank and I plan to participate as Vendors on Sat Aug 22 (8:30a to 3p); Sat Sep 11 (8:30a to 3p); Thurs Sep 16 (12n to 7pm); and Sat Oct 23 (8:30a to 3p). And of course whether or not we are there -

Bemidji's Natural Choice Farmers Market sets up 3 days a week through the end of October -
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Captain Dumbass said...

I'd love to, but that's a long haul.

Jane Carlstrom said...

Oh Cap'n - it would indeed be lovely to see you there. Though indeed a very long haul. the boys would surely enjoy the hole in the nickle song and parking lot chalk art. One of the produce vendors brings several of his small children and they brighten the pavement around their stall. Other kids welcome to join in the chalking.

niftyknits said...

it's a whole other world - but thank you for sharing a glimpse.

Jane Carlstrom said...

Nifty, you are so welcome. Hope to take a few photos next time around. I really enjoyed being part of the market. We are doing a "limited membership" this summer. And if they like us ok and we like doing the market, will likely become regular members next summer.

Amanda said...

Hi Jane :) Are you the same Jane Carlstrom who contributed this pattern to ? If so, can you please email me? Thanks!

Jane Carlstrom said...

HI Amanda, Oh my goodness, yes, I am the same Jane. Wrote that years ago, had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder and for finding me. Have sent you an email. Cheers, Jane

Captain Dumbass said...

Hmm, it's been awhile.