Official Market Season Opens
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25, 2013
9 am – 1 pm
See you Saturday!
“Market” on your calendars!!!!
Till the next Market Day…
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
traditional Gaelic blessing
There is always more going on at the Market than just the selling of wares!
Manager Market Blog
May 16, 2013
A Slice of Life in Elverson
2013 The Farmers’ Market at Elverson
Lynne T. Burkholder
The 2013th Season of The Farmer’s Market at Elverson opens on Memorial Day Weekend. The market will begin adhering to the regular market hours opening at 9 am and ending at 1 pm. This will happen every Saturday until the end of September, short and sweet and to the point and a great slice of life in Elverson. We are going into our fourth season and though this is not a quick, get rich scheme for the vendors we all agree that we are part of something that goes beyond a wealth defined by currency; an opportunity that enables us to have direct contact with the customers while bringing an event to Elverson that calls for a significant weekly gathering called community.
The weekly gatherings at The Farmers’ Market at Elverson have redefined Saturdays for us the vendors and you the customers. For the past four years we have come to market and are able to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. We enjoy excellent coffee while eating baked goods as we forget the calories. We stock up on great meat. We make sure we have our supply of fresh, delicious cheese, chicken or eggs. We often purchase some wonderfully smelling soaps, or the healthy and tasty granola, and sometimes a special gift from one or two of the monthly crafters.
However, the most significant part of the market is the interaction we have with one another. There are not many communities where on a Saturday you can go and be with each other for a bit of time. Some stay and eat their food at the picnic tables, some go down to the playground with their children after they shop, some before they shop. Some linger before they attack their day with a vengeance and some
have already attacked their day and are now relaxing at the market. When I think of the market not being part of our family’s routine I become sad. So, let’s not think about that and instead focus on the 2013 Market Season.
We do have things to look forward to and here are a few of them. Slow and steady wins the race and it is no exception with the market. Big Cookie is a new vendor specializing in,guess what? Cookies. Aaron Brilliant (love the name) brought some to the March Market to sample. They were a hit! We have some produce vendors we are in communication with and some new farmers who are joining us when they have pheasant and quail eggs and meat ready to sell. We hope that Calvin and Esther Mae Kurtz will join us again informing the community of Woodland stewardship. Krystal Honey Candles will join us on a monthly basis, the candles smell wonderful and the prices are excellent. Jen Leighton also looks forward to joining us once a month with her exquisite terrariums.
Thanks to The Twin Valley Fire Station for hosting The Farmer’s Market at Elverson during the winter months. In particular, thank you Ray Dymond for opening the room for us at the station each month. April 27 was our last monthly market, the weather cooperated, as usual, and we held the market at the Gazebos. It was a great weekend to see many of you.
We are excited for the second annual 5K Run in Elverson, June 22 at 8:30 am.. We are in need of groups that can provide water to the runners. This is a good opportunity to advertise while providing a well needed drink of fresh water. Would you like to be a sponsor for the event? If so your company’s name would appear on the 5K Run in Elverson T-Shirts. If any of this interests you please contact us at Lynne@lynneburkholder.com
There is more going on at The Farmers’ Market at Elverson. Please come and shop and enjoy a slice of life at the market for the 2013 Farmer’s Market Season.
If you have any interest sharing your musical talent with the community at the market please contact us; email@example.com.