Not only do we have free cake at our birthday party, (if you come a little early, you might hear Mayor Bruce Bassett congratulate our Market board of directors and the whole MI community for supporting our market for the last 5 years,) and a chef demonstration at 11:30, we keep the party going into the night with a food truck round up at Music in the Park! That’s right, folks, you don’t have to cook lunch or dinner if you don’t want to, just leave it to the pros. (I highly recommend the seared ahi tuna from Big Food, either on grilled flatbread or on a bed of rice.)
My market plan is to drag my friend Lauren, who has NEVER BEEN TO THE MARKET (how can that be? I don’t understand!) out for a little paddle board in the morning, then over to the market for some cake.
She will be so dazzled by the glistening array of fresh produce and delectable delights, she’ll be inspired to plan a week’s worth of menus. Some juicy tomatoes, nectarines, bright peppers and crunchy snap peas, a little fresh pasta and salmon, some organic meat and chicken, a little crusty bread and organic goat cheese, a few salted caramels and then some aromatic coffee, she’ll find it all. She’ll be blown away by the Piccola wine in a bag, and Camp Robber jams, and she’ll have to try some of Purdy’s Pickles. Lauren is an amazing cook, and will likely appreciate the ease of picking up prepared hummus and salsa and granola. She will, of course, want some beautiful fresh flowers. Maybe she’ll be so grateful I convinced her to come, she’ll even buy a bouquet for me!
You should bring a friend along tomorrow, too. We can all meet up for cake! After we fill our market bags and bellies, we can all go home and take a nap, and regroup later at Mercerdale Park for some pizza or veggie quesadillas or gourmet burgers, and listen to Garrett & Westcott (Garrett and Westcott Home) croon the blues. Afterwards, we’ll dance our way home and sleep like well-fed, happy babies.
- 10:45 – 11:00 Bruce Bassett Congratulate the MIFM Board and the community supporting market for the last 5 years
- 11:00 – 11:15 Recognition to Aljoya as the Golden Apple Sponsor
- 11:00 to 1:00 or when supplies run out: Sampling Berry Shortcake until supplies run out (Kari Fisher and Jackie
- 11:30 – 12:00 Chef Nathan – Salmon over Green Tea Noodles
- 5:30 – 8:30 MI Food Trucks & Mostly Music in the Park, Come for Dinner & Music