Volunteer Market Operations Chair, Jae Shin with "Star" SFM 2010 and SFM 2011!
This week you can hear the friends and volunteers of the Spenard Farmer’s Market shouting “The Farmers are coming, the Farmers are coming!” We are excited to welcome Mimi Rooney of Alaska Pacific University’s Spring Creek Farm, Allie Barker and Jed Workman of Chugach Farm from Chickaloon, Heidi Cook and April Folkes of Fireweed Farm on the property of National Outdoor Leadership School in Palmer, Sexton Farms, Lewmore Farms, Wild Rose Natural Harvest, Bob McCarney with Artisans and Farmers CSC and Matanuska Creamery.
The 6/11 Market will return to our normal hours of 9am – 2pm and will be celebrating the Spenard Jazz Fest. Starting at Tap Root at 11:30 appearances by Momentum Dance Collective, Underground, Rage City Rollers, Off-the-Chain Bike Co-op, Anchorage Scooter Club and a host of community and youth groups will make their way from Tap Root to the Spenard Farmers Market in the Spenard Jazz Fest Parade! spenardjazzfest.org
This just in from Haiku Heritage City Farm: In addition to chicks, this week we will have a limited number of Cayuga ducklings available! These ducks are a hardy, dual-purpose heritage breed that is good for keeping in city spaces because it is much quieter and more docile than many breeds of duck. Rachel Drinkard says, “Get there early in the day to snatch them up, I don't expect them to last long!”
Another FULL Market on Saturday, May 28th! Customers enjoyed hearty plants starts and some of the season's first picked mixed greens from Chugach Farms. FV Early Times' Gordon Scott brought us the first Spot Shrimp of the season and Bob McCarney offered lucky customers beef, lamb, pork and the season opener's beautiful Red Salmon!