Friday, September 23, 2011

This weekend is the Annual Washington crafts festival. The farmers' market will still be open at its usual time, 8 am. There is usually parking in the block west of the market on main if you are coming early. We will, however, be open until 6 pm. We will also be open on Sunday the same hours as the festival which I believe is 10 am to 4 pm.

John and Tim have said they will be there Saturday morning with produce.

We have another new vendor who came for the first time Wednesday. Kim and her mother are bakers. They had cookie samples that got rave revues Wednesday. They also had breads and pies.

I have been making my own soap, hand felted bars of soap, Goats milk and shea butter lotion and lip balm . Tomorrow I will have goats milk, shea butter, mango butter soaps. I also pulled out last winter's knitted hats. They are freshly washed and include my special glow in the dark kids hats.
I am working on a new project to spin and knit a hat and glove set out of dog hair and I will be carding and spinning it at the market this weekend.
Come join the fun at the market and downtown this weekend.
Christa Jones
Spinning Blue Skys

Friday, September 16, 2011

We finally made it past the hot weather and into fall. The market is still busy with lots of produce. Please welcome our new vendor Diane Dawkins. She makes soap and other skin products, as well as lovely crocheted baby sets that include sweater, hat, booties, and baby blanket. Diane also makes yummy snacks.
Hurrah! Judy is back from Alaska. She had huckleberry muffins Wednesday and will have them again Saturday.
Linda had lots of tomatoes last week and hopefully will bring more this week.
Darleen & John made cantaloupe jelly and say its good even though it doesn't sound like it. They also canned something called Chow Mix.
Mark from Schroeder greenhouse is also back with lots of fall mums and asters.
Brenda had plenty of her heirloom tomatoes last week as well as lots of other produce and cut herbs. She also had plenty of perennials for fall planting and the most gorgeous hanging ferns.
Maggie has been making grave memorials and fall wreaths.
I have been making something new, felted bars of soap. I will also have cut herbs and daffodil and grape Hyacinth bulbs.
See you tomorrow at the market!