October 9th Mercer Island Farmers Market Event News

The Mercer Island Farmers Market on October 2, 2011. (Photo by Joel Wachs)

The Mercer Island Farmers Market on October 2, 2011. (Photo by Joel Wachs)

This Sunday, October 9th, is the last regularly scheduled market day of the 2011 Mercer Island Farmers Market season. (The MIFM and many of its farmers will be back for a pre-Thanksgiving Harvest Market on Sunday, November 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Even though the MIFM’s regular season is coming to end, our volunteers have planned a full schedule of activities for this Sunday’s market.

Children’s Table

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Heads made by our community's kids at the Children's Table the Mercer Island Farmers Market in October 2010. (Photo by Julie Sarkasian)

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Heads made by our community's kids at the Children's Table the Mercer Island Farmers Market in October 2010. (Photo by Julie Sarkasian)

MIFM volunteer and Mercer Island pre-school teacher Judy Witmer is planning to decorate pumpkins with our youngest shoppers at the Children’s Table.

Last year’s pumpkin decorating was one of MIFM board member, treasurer, and volunteer Julie Sarkasian’s most memorable market moments.

We are sure that our children will have a great time making Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin Heads with Judy at the Children’s Table. And that many more of us will join Julie in having a memorable market moment watching our children’s creativity as they decorate the pumpkins.

Sampling Table

Sign at the Sampling Table at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on July 3, 2011.

Sign at the Sampling Table at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on July 3, 2011. (Photo by Alyssa Hatsukami)

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MIFM board members and volunteers Susie Rosenstein and Tanya Bednarski are planning another Sampling Table. As of today, they are not sure of whether they will be sampling apples or pears, but it will be one of those two.

This will be another opportunity for our community to learn about the large number of different apples and pears produced by the growers at the MI Farmers Market. So, be sure to stop by the Sampling Table to talk with Susie and Tanya about different apples or pears and learn about their different tastes, textures, and uses.

Music

Music this Sunday will be by Miles and Karina, whose describe their music as “a confusin’ country fusion of quirkish delights: Accordion – Banjo – polka – Bossa – James Bond … a soundtrack for your life.” Their accordion-banjo take on the theme to the James Bond films is definitely something to hear. We can’t for their performance at the MIFM.

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