Another Market season is winding to a close, and we are going to finish off with a bang! We loved the location for the last Market so much that we're going to do it again! Please join us in our new location: Bonner Street at Main, just south of Surprise! Cafe. Watch this space for more information about vendors, activities, and maybe a bit of news about the future of the Saturday Market (hint: it's good news).
Fall is definitely in the air, and there's plenty of fall goodness to be found at the Saturday Market this week - this week only, held at Bonner and Main in Cedarville, just south of the Surprise! Cafe. You'll find winter and summer squash, garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, greens, cottage foods, crafts, and of course the friendliest crowd of vendors and customers in Surprise Valley on Saturday. This is the last Market before our mid-October Harvest Festival, so make sure you come by on the way to or from soccer, yard sailing, the Mount Bidwell celebration honoring the Elders in Fort Bidwell, or any of the other wonderful activities that you can enjoy in our beautiful valley on a perfect fall day. See you in the park!
The seasons are changing, but at least one wonderful thing continues: our Surprise Valley producers, crafters, and other vendors are busy getting ready to meet you in the park for a perfect morning of community and local goodness. Our producers' gardens are still overflowing with healthy, perfect produce - come see us, say hello, and leave with a smile and an armful of Surprise Valley's best.
Our featured recipe this week is simple and elegant: Ratatouille Tian from 'The French Market Cookbook'. Bring home the ingredients from the Market, and wow your family! See you in the park!
Thanks to all the steadfast customers who braved the wind last weekend for our "fifth Saturday of the month" Market, and to the dedicated vendors who come to the park Market after Market with delicious evidence of hard work, dedication, expertise (and a little luck). This Saturday we have another Market scheduled and we would love to see you!
The fair is over, the kids are back in school (so they'll need something special in their lunchboxes), and it's time for your end of summer barbecue. This year, try grilling up some veggies from the market - you'll wonder how you ever got along without them! Here's a recipe from Bon Apetit magazine - it's for zucchini, but you can try this with almost any veggie you get from the market. See you in the park!
Grilled Zucchini with Garlic and Lemon Butter Baste
This is a special time of year: the Fairs in Cedarville, Lakeview, and Tulelake are starting up, it's Labor Day, the kids are headed back to school, and the Surprise Valley Saturday Market will be held two Saturdays in a row! We have our Markets the first, third, and fifth Saturdays of the month, and the timing is perfect for beautiful bounty from local farms, kitchens, and workshops to be found in Cedarville Park on Saturday, August 29 (stop by on your way to the fair! and make us part of your Labor Day plans on September 5. You'll find scrumptious jams, amazing cottage foods, plants, crafts, and of course produce. We're really looking forward to seeing you from 9 till noon in Cedarville Park!
Make space in your fridge for some amazing produce! Heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, broccoli, potatoes, onions, garlic, squash, salad greens, and more will be available in abundance this week.
Our wonderful vendors will also be bringing herbs, flowers, crafts, jams and jellies, cookies, beautiful pottery, natural body products, hand-dyed yarn, and a few surprises for you.
We'll have music from 10 till 11 (at least), kids will be able to make Cosmic Sun Catchers, and the weather will be perfect for stocking up on local goodness while enjoying a morning in the park, meeting old friends and new. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
As always, WIC and Senior Farmers Market benefit coupons are cheerfully accepted, as well as SNAP benefits for food items.
Thank you for supporting your local economy at the Surprise Valley Saturday Market!
Saturday, August first (August already!?!) presents a new opportunity for you to enjoy the labors of local farmers and craftspeople while connecting with members of your community. What treasures will you find? Pickling cucumbers for your winter pantry? Cheddar cauliflower? Perfect farmstead goat cheese? Some delicious, local beef? Lovingly crafted items for young and young at heart? Fresh-baked scones, and some amazing local jam or jelly to put on them? These and more will be on offer at this week's Saturday Market, as well as wonderful music from the violin duo of Joyce and Maya and a chance for the kids to turn old magazines into one-of-a-kind placemats and envelopes. We'll see you in the park from 9 till noon on Saturday!
Our vendors have been working hard to make the next Market extra-special for you! We'd love to see you on the west side of Cedarville Park on Saturday morning - we know you'll be delighted with the friendliness and skill of the vendors, the beauty of the location, and the wonderful feeling of the Market. Sip coffee from Surprise! Cafe while listening to the music of Phi Phi LaRue, park the kids on the blanket in the shade with the wonderful Sydna for reading time, meet new people and make new discoveries, some of which will make their way home with you.
Thank you for your support of the Surprise Valley Saturday Market. Your attendance and patronage strengthen our local food systems, encourage a strong economy, and help to build a strong community.
See you in the Park!
The crew at the Surprise Valley Saturday Market
Join us for a beautiful morning in Cedarville Park to kick off your holiday weekend! Our producers will be bringing the best of their produce, the other vendors will have amazing things for you, the music will be sublime, the coffee will be hot and the scones fresh, and the kids' activities a joy. This week our musical headliners will be the violin duo of Joyce and Maya - Joyce Miller is the genius behind Garfield Gardens, who you will see at the Market, and Maya is her lovely and talented granddaughter. Kids will be making seed balls, and of course Sydna will be reading to kids on the blanket in the shade of the wise old tree. Join us - it wouldn't be the same without you!
The rains have stopped, the sun is out, and it is time to come see what the producers and crafters in and around Surprise Valley have come up with for you!
We'll see you in Cedarville Park on Saturday, June 20, from 9am till noon for fresh delicious veggies, cottage foods, handmade goods, community groups, music from Thursday Night Bluegrass, and exciting Kid Zone activities. Catch up with old friends and meet new folks in the park, while helping strengthen our local community, economy, and food system.
As always, WIC, SNAP, and Senior Farmer's Market benefits are cheerfully accepted here at Modoc County's only Certified Farmer's Market, where you can be sure that the food and products you bring home to your family were grown or made by the people you bought them from.
See you in the Park!