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Cambridge Valley Farmers Market August 2015 Newsletter...
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Welcome!

This is the first official Cambridge Valley Farmers Market (CVFM) Monthly Newsletter. Now that you're connected with us, you'll be in the loop for market news, special events, community gatherings, shopping tips and more! 

The beginning of this market season has been a blast with great music, family activities, beautiful crafts and of course... amazing produce! Fresh veggies and pasture-raised meats are a welcome site after the long cold winter and we're just getting started! Read below for more info about what's going on for the month of August at the market.
 
- Jesse Wakeman, Market Manager

 

Highlights...
Here are some of the highlights from June and July! 


What's in season...
* new this month
  • Apples* 
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Corn*
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant*
  • Garlic
  • Greens
  • Kale
  • Leeks*
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers*
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Maple
June was Kids Month at the market. In a celebration of the end of the school year, we planned a special activity each Sunday including a photobooth, hula hooping party, face painting, and bicycle maintenance workshop. Special thanks to Sean from the Cambridge Youth Commission for co-hosting with us.
We also had a visit from Bentley Seeds to teach us how to make paper planting pots and a Market BBQ of pasture-raised local meats prepared by Fresh Dish.

 
Market Calendar...

Aug 2 - Free knitting lessons! Jeffrey from Blind Buck Farm will be teaching beginners knitting for all ages. Musical guest: Cambridge Tune Jam Band

Aug 9 - Devin Bulger from Comfort Food Community will be talking about the Greenwich Food Bank and the programs they provide. Musical guest: Craic Agus Ceol

Aug 16 - Patty Keelen from As the Wheel Turns Pottery will be demonstrating carving techniques for ceramic tiles, mugs, and bowls! Musical guest: Deena Chappell

Aug 23 - Lisa Carrino will be teaching the kids some circus tricks. Get ready to strap on those stilts and try your hand at juggling! Musical guest: Battenkill String Band

Aug 30 - It's back to school time! Donate to our School Supplies Harvest to help students in our community get the tools they need for school. Musical guest: Kate Blain

 
Around town...


Aug 6 @ 5pm: Brown's Tap Takeover at The Old Station Inn - ample samples, freebies and giveaways! More info on the Facebook event page
Location: The Old Station Inn, 65 Bleeker St, Greenwich, NY




Aug 6 @ 6-9pm: Agricultural Stewardship Association Forever Farmland Supper. Hope you got your tickets, this event is sold out! More details on their site.
Location: Hand Melon Farm, 533 Wilbur Ave, Greenwich, NY.




Aug 12 - 23: Hubbard Hall Opera Theater presents "Rigoletto" and "Old Maid and the Theif." Visit the website for tickets and schedule.
Location: Hubbard Hall Mainstage, 25 East Main St, Cambridge, NY


Aug 23 @ 2-6pm: Un Petit Cochon and The Old Station Inn Present Farmer’s Night "Porkstravaganza!" Tickets are $20 with $5 going directly to the Greenwich Fire Dept.
Location: The Old Station Inn, 65 Bleeker St, Greenwich, NY



Aug 24 - 30: Washington County Fair is here! Visit the site for more details.


 
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