Cat/Cows and Jazz Squares at the Market 7/22

Stretch and bend! and jump! jump! jump! It’s time to pull out your yoga moves and jazz hands. This Sunday at the market we celebrate Mercer Island in Motion, with help from Lori Hallow and Maria Bliss, and the Texas Swing sounds of Fred Fast and His Frettin’ Fools. All ages are invited to participate.  

In addition to our Sampling of Summer Drinks – Infused with fresh market herbs and fruits, we will also be sampling berries! 

Other market news:

Alvarez Farms will have Cukes, carrots, green beans and new crop garlic, Walla Walla sweet onions, all varieties of squash, garlic braids, and 10 varieties of new crop potatoes. If you have a favorite recipe for potato salad, please share it below, and we will post on this blog.

Heaven Scent Lavender will have fresh lavender bouquets for sale.

Here is a list of our 2012 Winners from the Pie and Dessert Baking Contest:


1st PlaceSummer Harvest Berry Pie            Tanya Bednarski and Miranda Johnson (13 yrs old)

2nd PlaceRaspberry Cream Pie                    Ellena Jones


1st PlaceNectarine, Blueberry and               Cynthia Shifrin

Strawberry Galette with

Macadamia and Oat Crumble


2nd PlaceRaspberry Peach Crumble             Kindred McQueen


1st PlaceRaspberry-Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes             Carina Williamson



No Market This Weekend!

Summer Celebration, Mercer Island’s summer festival, starts July 14 and runs through July 15, so there will be no farmers market this weekend. Do come down and check out Summer Celebration, however.  The theme this year is Olympics, and we hear there will be a zip line, and some tasty food vendors, and you might even get the chance to meet a real Olympian or two.

In the meantime, you can look forward to a few market events on the calendar:

July 22 – Mercer Island in Motion! We will have a Jazzercise demo and a Yoga Bliss demo, and complimentary samples on herb and fruit infused beverages.

July 29 – Chef Demo with Lesa Sullivan, Personal Chef, local musician Eddie Bond on guitar, and Kitchen Botany at the Children’s table.