Great Party on Opening Day and We’ll Do It Again on Sunday June 16 10-3

Sun, great food, great music and great people; on Opening Day Mercer Island Farmers Market was THE place to be.  Don’t miss out, join us this Sunday June 16th. 20130613-220614.jpg

At the Music tent Hot Cider String Band . Expect dancing, singing and fiddle power.

At the Children’s table, hunt for slugs and snails and set a slug trap. Kids will be helping in the garden.

Garden Days continue!  Get plant starts and arts for the garden. 20130612-120141.jpgNew this week Nixon Hill Container Gardens, just set out and enjoy. And, learn about the Seattle Chinese Garden.

Vendor & Farmer News – Buns on Wheels organic hamburger truck and Island Apiaries honey return. Strawberries & cherries will be in abundance.

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Pie & Desert Baking Contest on June 23rd sponsored by MI MIYFS bakeoff no dateYouth and Family Services. If you bake how about entering the contest?  http://www.mercergov.org/files/PieContestRulesEntryForm.pdf If you are more the ‘eater’ type you could be a judge for the people’s favorites. This was a real hit last year so don’t miss it.

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Great Party on Opening Day and We’ll Do it Again Sunday June 16, 10-3

Sun, great food, and great people on Opening Day. MIFM has more in store for you this Sunday June 16th.

At the Music tent Hot Cider String Band . Expect dancing, singing and fiddle power.

At the Children’s table, hunt for slugs and snails and set a slug trap. Another way for kids to help in the garden.

Garden Days continues! Get plant starts and arts for the garden. New this week Nixon Hill container gardens, just set out and enjoy.

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Pie & Desert Baking Contest on June 23rd sponsored by MI Youth and Family Services. If you bake how about entering the contest? http://www.mercergov.org/files/PieContestRulesEntryForm.pdf If you are more the ‘eater’ type you could be a judge for the people’s favorites. This was a real hit last year so don’t miss out.

Vendor News – Buns on Wheels organic hamburger truck and Island Apiaries honey return. Strawberries & cherries in abundance.

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Come See Us At Leap for Green – Saturday April 13, 10 -2, Mercer Island Comunity Center

Come by and see us to find out about our 2013 season, starting June 9th, and some of our wonderful new and returning vendors.  Win an edible prize!  You can also buy your tickets to our upcoming fundraiser, For the Love Food Benefit , or click here now to buy TICKETS .

Leap for Green April 13, 2013

Leap for Green is an Earth Day Celebration for Kids of All Ages, sponsored by the City of Mercer Island and Island Vision. Some of what’s happening:

  • Touch A Garbage Truck- clean truck that kids can climb on.
  • Food: BUNS, STOPSKY’S, EMERALD CITY SMOOTHIES, Tully’s Coffee
  • Yaamba Marimba music
  • Recess Monkeys at 11:00pm http://www.recessmonkeytown.com/
  • Bunnies & chickens
  • Children’s table planting project with our own Judy W.
  • Displays from city, non-profit and business organizations highlighting sustainability and more interactive children’s activities.
  • Luther Burbank walks led by Fran Call of Sole mates at 11am and 1pm
  • 3 Electric Vehicles and a  Solar Powered Trailer

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.