What’s In Season: July.

PRODUCE:  Cantaloupe, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, honeydew, okra, onions, peppers (sweet and hot), peaches, plums, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, squash (winter & summer), tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini.

HERBS:  Basil, lavender, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, stevia, tarragon, thyme.

LOCALLY-RAISED and MADE GROCERY ITEMS:  Baked goods (breads, pastries, pies, gluten-free), balsamic vinegars, beef, cheeses (cow & goat), chicken (whole, breast, ground), coffee & espresso, cookies, cornmeal, eggs (chicken & duck), granola, honey, jams & jellies, juice, kimchi, lamb, milk, olive oils, pasta, pecans, pickles, popcorn, pork, rabbit, salsa, sesame seeds, sorghum, sorghum flour, tea, vinaigrettes, wheat flour, wheatgrass (for juicing), wine, yogurt.

NON-FOOD ITEMS:  Art (local designers and artists), charcoal & smoker chips (mesquite), children’s books, compost & compost tea, dog food & treats (all-natural), flowers (seasonally), firewood, local garden manuals, goat’s milk soap, laundry detergent, locally crafted leather goods, mulch, natural body care products, plants (herbs, flowers, vegetables), tote bags, vermicomposting worms and kits.                                                                                                            

PREPARED FOODS:  Breakfast burritos and tacos, crepes, gluten-free lunch and breakfast wraps, Indian, kurryworst, pretzels, wood-fired pizza, tamales.

Meet the New Market Manager: Camille Cody

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Camille Cody comes into the market manager position as former vendor at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market, having completed an internship with World Hunger Relief, Inc., but her farmers’ market experience doesn’t stop there. She has worked as a vendor at 7 other farmers’ markets across the US and Canada, selling a variety of produce, baked goods and hand-made crafts in many different settings and climates. Her love of farming, sustainability, networking and promoting local economies began when she first volunteered on a farm in North Carolina in 2008. Since then she has worked for a number of farmers learning many different growing and marketing techniques, served on a food policy council, helped to manage a community garden, and has helped conduct surveys, plan fundraising events and managed teams of volunteers, all in support of local producers.

If you see Camille at market, make sure to give her big hello!!

June 8th: School Gardening Workshop

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On June 8th, the HOT Urban Gardening Coalition will be hosting a School Gardening Workshop! This workshop will cover topics related to school gardening such as:

– Outdoor Classroom Management
– Funding/Fundraising Opportunities
– Lesson Ideas/ Incorporating TEKS into a School Garden
– Local/National Resources for School Gardens
– Tips and Tricks/ Stories of Success and Failure

The workshop will be held at: Indian Spring Middle School (next to the greenhouse) located at 500 N University Parks Waco Texas 76701.

When: June 8th, 2014. 4:00p – 6:00p.

Free for UGC members or $20 for the general public

To register, please visit UGC’s Eventbrite page here.

Peppers, Peaches, and Plums – Oh My!

May and June are such beautiful months to be perusing the cornucopia of beautiful vegetables at the Waco Downtown Farmers.  So much so that we could not help but share a number of photos showcasing the beautiful bounty.  Enjoy – and meet us out at market next Saturday (just make sure to get there nice and early, before your favorite farmers sell out!)

What’s in Season: June.

jbg tomatoes PRODUCE:  Arugula, beets, blackberries, bok choi, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, dandelion greens, sweet corn, eggplant, garlic, kale, lettuce and salad mixes, mustard greens, okra, onions (full size and green), parsnips, peppers (sweet and hot), peaches, plums, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes (green and red), turnips, turnip greens.

HERBS:  Basil, bay, dill, fennel, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme.

LOCALLY-RAISED and MADE GROCERY ITEMS:  Baked goods (breads, pastries, pies, gluten-free), balsamic vinegars, beef, cheeses (cow & goat), chicken (whole, breast, ground), coffee & espresso, cookies, cornmeal, eggs (chicken & duck), granola, honey, jams & jellies, juice, kimchi, lamb, milk, olive oils, pasta, pecans, pickles, popcorn, pork, rabbit, salsa, sesame seeds, sorghum, sorghum flour, tea, vinaigrettes, wheat flour, wheatgrass (for juicing), wine, yogurt.

NON-FOOD ITEMS:  Art (local designers and artists), charcoal & smoker chips (mesquite), children’s books, compost & compost tea, dog food & treats (all-natural), flowers (seasonally), firewood, local garden manuals, goat’s milk soap, laundry detergent, locally crafted leather goods, mulch, natural body care products, plants (herbs, flowers, vegetables), tote bags, vermicomposting worms and kits.                                                                                                            

PREPARED FOODS:  Breakfast burritos and tacos, crepes, gluten-free lunch and breakfast wraps, Indian, kurryworst, pretzels, wood-fired pizza, tamales.

What’s in Season: May.

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PRODUCE:  Arugula, beets, blackberries, bok choi, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collard greens, eggplant (later this month), garlic, kale, lettuce and salad mixes, mustard greens, onions (full size and green), parsnips, peas (sugar and snap), peppers (sweet and hot – later this month), potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, tomatoes (green and red), turnips, turnip greens.

 

HERBS:  Basil, bay, cilantro, dill, fennel, lavender, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme.

 

LOCALLY-RAISED and MADE GROCERY ITEMS:  Baked goods (breads, pastries, pies, gluten-free), balsamic vinegars, beef, cheeses (cow & goat), chaga, chicken (whole, breast, ground), chocolate (artisan & raw), coffee & espresso, cornmeal, eggs (chicken & duck), granola, honey, jams & jellies, kimchi, lamb, milk, olive oils, pasta, pecans, pickles, popcorn, pork, rabbit, salsa, sesame seeds, sorghum, sorghum flour, tea, turkey, vinaigrettes, wheat flour, wheatgrass (for juicing), wine, yogurt.

 

NON-FOOD ITEMS:  Art (local designers and artists), bamboo vases and garden trellises, charcoal & smoker chips (mesquite), compost & compost tea, dog food & treats (all-natural), flowers (seasonally), firewood, garden manuals, goat’s milk soap, laundry detergent, lotion, mulch, plants (herbs, flowers, vegetables), tote bags, vermicomposting worms and kits.

                                                                                                                                              

PREPARED FOODS:  Breakfast burritos and tacos, crepes, Indian, ice cream, kurryworst, wood-fired pizza, pretzels, tamales, waffles – and more gluten-free goodies, starting May 2014!!

April 12th Handmade Market

On April 12th, the Waco Downtown Farmers Market will be celebrating Spring and partaking Downtown Waco’s Weekend in Waco Events with a Handmade Marketplace.  We want to support small-scale craftsters and promote buying local and handmade!!

Here’s a run down of what you’ll be able to find at Market this Saturday:

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  • Herban Farm – featuring homegrown dried herbs, handmade soaps, home decor incorporating herbs and flowers (lavender wreathes, lavender pillows, etc.), crocheted baby costumes “fresh from the farm” such as carrots, peapods, bumblebees, etc

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  • Mad Farmer + Mother Hen –  salves, soaps, and balms, dried herbs for tea and cooking, hand-knit cotton washcloths and more goods for mamas and babies!

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  • Bryngelson’s Wooden Toys – lots of hand-made wooden toys and whirlygigs for the family

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  • Eco-Chic Jewelry – creating the utmost quality jewelry from the most environmentally sound components

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  • Recycled Love & Amy’s Angels – handmade angel pins and necklaces and recycled jewelry  + sterling silver necklaces set with crystal
  • Good Neighbor House – handmade scarves and more raising funds for the Waco Good Neighbor House Project in North Waco

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  • Turnip Tots/Creations – Handmade Hair Accessories, such as shabby fabric flower headbands, hair ties, shabby flower headbands, OTT headbands, top hat fascinators, embroidered felt hair clips, felt play food sets, etc.

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  • Liz Bisson/KJ Possum – men and ladies aprons, table toppers, lunch bags/purses, pillowcases and some children’s dresses

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  • LoYoDesigns – wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and mailbox toppers

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  • Your Little Beauty – handmade and hand-sewn headbands and clips for you and all the little beauties in your life