What a GREAT Jazz Fest Saturday we had with the Jazz Parade being VERY Spenardian! Spenard Farmer’s Market is having a “Kids Day” event June 18th from 9am-2pm. Bring the whole family out under the windmill Saturday for special events for Kids-of-All-Ages, as well as 45 vendors, information booths, food, and live music by the popular group UltraLuscious. Home Depot will have a Make it/Take it booth, Blaine’s Art will sponsor a free sidewalk chalk area for people to draw and get creative on the pavement, and we will be hosting the “SFM Blooming Artist Youth Booth” with the work of emerging artist Laura Gordon.
Matanuska Creamery will be offering free Milk & Cookies in celebration of Kids Day AND National Dairy Month! Big kids can sample Matanuska Creamery Cheese Curds in a variety of flavors including: Garlic Dill, Chipotle, Salsa, Chive and Onion, Italian, Ranch. The season’s first fresh Mozzarella will be available in half and one pound blocks.
The Spenard Farmers Market now accepts "Quest" cards, also known as food stamps. The market is proud to be a leader in expanding access to local, fresh foods. Food assistance recipients can use their Quest card to buy numerous qualified products from fresh local vegetables and seafood, to jams, cheese, and breads. A Quest cardholder would simply visit the Information Booth at the market to swipe their card in exchange for wooden tokens. The wooden tokens can be redeemed at vendors' booths with qualified products. This food stamp pilot program was sponsored by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.