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Sunday June 9th, 10 – 3, Opening Day and Garden Days at the Market

We are ready to kick-off the new season with you! 10 New Vendors! 35 Returning Vendors!  For details, please see  Farmers & Vendors.  Plant a sunflower at the Children’s Table & MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAenjoy the tunes of Garrett and Westcott.   To celebrate the growing season we’ll have plant starts from Cascadian Edibles Eat Your Yard, planted herb pots & more. Come celebrate our community, our great farmers and vendors and good eating.

Hot Air Balloons! Homemade Pies! Paella Dinner for 8! Getaway to Salish Lodge ! Just One Week and 2 Days Away May 19th!

It will be a much better party if you come to the MIFM Benefit “For the Love of Food”,  Just 1 week away, Sunday May 19, 6-9 at Aljoya Mercer Island.

Purchase tickets, $50 each,  online at  Tickets                                                                    Hot Air Balloon Series 09  or send a check with guest names  to MIFM, P.O. Box 71, Mercer Island, WA 98040, T

Hard sell:  Vendor fees only cover 2/3 of the MIFM costs.  We hold one annual benefit a year to help ends meet. We have NO government funds to support us!

Soft sell:  We will have great food, live music and a lot very fun people. There will be some wonderful items for raffle and silent auction, e.g. hot air balloon rides, homemade pies and desserts, Salish Lodge and other wonderful getaway destinations, fine wines, beer lovers package and lots of ideas for cooking and gardening.

Mercer Island Farmers Market “For the Love of Food” Benefit, May 19, 2013

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Join us for the “For the Love of Food” Benefit on Sunday May 19th, 2013, 6-9  at Aljoya Mercer Island.  Enjoy little plates, desserts, wine and beer while mingling with friends and enjoying live music. Where possible, ingredients will be gathered from MIFM farmers and vendors.  Support MIFM by bidding at the silent auction.

Help us continue to offer the highest quality farmers market with educational and community building events. Tickets are $50.00 each; click on the green Tickets, below, to purchase your tickets. Thanks!

TICKETS

If you can’t join us, consider a donation, thanks!

More Vendors Coming to the MIFM Harvest Market, Sunday November 18

We have tents! We have warm things to drink! So don’t miss the last Mercer Island Farmers Market of the season, enhanced with Arts & Crafts!

More Things to Eat (In addition to the Vendors listed in previous post)

New for Harvest Market:                 

Returning Friends

Arts & Crafts

  • Joan Jevnikar – Jewelry (MIVAL Table)
  • Lillian Broekhoven- Aprons & Wreaths (MIVAL Table)
  • Marianne Bond – Hats (MIVAL Table)
  • Mary Chalker – Gift Boxes (MIVAL Table)
  • Susanne Foster – Fiber scarves, straw stars, gift bags, calendars (MIVAL Table)
  • Pia Messina – Paintings, dishes & scarves (MIVAL Table)
  • Joan Johnson – Glass Art
  • Leslie West – Studio Adlib- Found stuff creations
  • Wish Poosh Designs– Wood & glass art, indoor & garden

Join Us Sunday November 18th for the HARVEST MARKET! NEW -> HAND CRAFTED, LOCALLY PRODUCED, SELECTED ARTS & CRAFTS

Join us Sunday, 10-3, for the last Mercer Island Farmers Market of the year.  Warm up with cocoa and cider in the hospitality tent.  Many of your favorite vendors are coming this Sunday to help you with your Thanksgiving Dinner and autumn meals.

  • Collins Family Orchard: apples, pears & plums
  • Crown S Ranch: Beef, Lamb, Pork & Poultry (sorry no turkeys left)
  • Little Brown Farm : Assorted artisan goat cheeses
  • Olsen Farms: 15+ variety of potatoes, featuring smoked  ham and rack of lamb for those special holiday meals in addition to their other meats
  • Middlefork Coffee Roasters will be offering: Free coffee samples, All 7 of the regular blends, decaf, and a  NEW HOLIDAY BLEND and Travel Mugs. Pre-order 5# bulk bags of coffee  for the holiday season, $50 each. To order call  206.375.1368,Orders will need to be in by Thursday for pick up on Sunday.
  • Pinckney Cookies & Jonboy Caramels bringing their amazing sweet treats.
  •  Theo Dorres Teas offering a special HOLIDAY BLEND in addition to her unusual hand mixed teas and tisanes.
  • Tonnemaker Family Orchard CIDER!, apples, pears and squash and FROZEN: sweet cherries, peaches, nectarines  dried peppers & tomatoes
  • Not a complete list, more vendors coming

GIFT CERTIFICATES – Stop by the Information Booth to purchase gift certificates for next year’s Mercer Island Farmers Market.  Sold in $10 denominations & good for purchases from any vendor.

ARTS & CRAFTS  – We can’t have berries now… so how about some holiday fun?

  • Artists from MIVAL will be bringing an assortment of beautiful items for gift giving (or keeping!).
  • Artist Leslie West with a love for recycled wares and great style brings containers, bags and other surprises.
  • Artist Joni Johnson is bringing an assortment of her wonderful glass art.
  • There will be more beautifully made objects to discover such such as outdoor garden art & wooden bowls.

LUNCH OF COURSE!

  • Veraci Pizza is shaking it up with a NEW CREATION IN HONOR OF VERACI FANS ON MI! The “Mercer Islander”: Grilled Yukon Gold Potatoes, Panchetta, Parmesan-Chive Ricotta on a Roasted Garlic Base with Three Cheese Blend
  • Other favorites returning are Buns On Wheels, Got Soup & Patty Pan Grill

NEW -> A Gluten Free Prepared Food Vendor I Love My GFF – with mouthwatering quinoa bowls. Check out the Fiesta Bowl! Quinoa layered pepitas, cilantro, fresh squeezed lime, cumin, black beans, spice rubbed free-range chicken, fresh cut red bell peppers and green onions, topped with avocado, topped with sharp cheddar cheese and toasted pepita.