Newsletter for August 2 market day

Medford Farmers Market July 31, 2012
in this issue
:: This Week’s Entertainment
:: Community Table
:: Notes from the Market Manager
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We can’t believe it is already the midpoint of the farmers market season!  We have had a wonderful season this year so far!  The weather has cooperated with the farmers, and the crops have been bountiful and varied.  Thanks to your continued support, we have been able to have vendors selling a wider variety of products!  I found Black Turtle beans at the market two weeks ago!  and meats and cheeses and soups and wines and pastries …and that is just what is new this year!  We have four produce vendors (including one organic, and one low/no spray) and bread and sweets.  We hope that you are finding what you need and want. 
We have had a few people ask specifically for certain vendors and/or products.  Keep making suggestions!  We are constantly contacting vendors of interest.  Even if they are booked for this season, we can talk to them about future opportunities.
I would like to sincerely thank all of the wonderful musicians and entertainers for their generousity in performing at the market.  They are an essential element of the community we are creating.  They also appreciate your support and kind words.
Looking forward to a bountiful second half of the season!

Fruitfully yours, 
The Board of Directors of the Medford Farmers Market

Let Us Entertain You This week’s entertainment and events

This week, we have Sorry playing @ 3-6PM.  Sorry is an acoustic guitar driven quartet including a vocalist and drummer.  They write and play mostly original music, but perform some covers as well.  Their influences include Lou Reed, Gillian Welch, Neil Young and Patsy Cline. Come by to see them perform on Thursday and check out Sorry‘s songs and video!
  
If you’d like to sing, dance, lead an activity, or otherwise capture the spotlight at our market, send us an email.

Community Table  This week’s community table

This week, we will have Mass in Motion/Medford Board of Health hosting the “Rethink Your Drink” demo to help you see the amount of sugar in some of your daily beverages.  You will be shocked to learn just how much sugar is in soft drinks and your morning coffee! They will demonstrate how to make some healthy and delicious drinks like sun tea and 100% fruit juice spritzers.  And you will get to take supplies home to make your own sun tea at home.

If you’d like to join us at the Community Table, please send an email to us atmedfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com 

Notes from the Market Manager A weekly rundown of your farmers market 

This has been such an amazing first half of the season at the market.  Last week, the predicted thunder storms held out for another beautiful market day.     

This week, we have 17 vendors plus the delicious food truck, Mei Mei at the market!  Last week, Mei Mei made some amazing fried rice with zucchini and other goodies from the market.  It was like no other fried rice I had ever tasted!  
 
We also have Medford Farmers Market reusable water bottles now for sale.  Come by the manager’s tent to grab one while supplies last!     
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