This Week at the Frenchtown Market (8/1/2015)

FRENCHTOWN HERITAGE MARKETPLACE
SATURDAYS 9AM TO 1PM
CORNER OF GEORGIA & MACOMB

THIS SATURDAY
August starts on Saturday! Um…that can’t be right…Catch summer in a bottle with sweet, nutritious and versatile Frenchtown Beez honey. “Sweetest honey in the ‘hood, baby!”

Muscadines are mighty fine, fresh burst of Florida on the tongue. Come get some from Dr. Hamilton. He’s the man with the amazing-sweet, yellow-meat watermelon.

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Savor the end-of-summer cookouts with the best-tasting smoked sausage this side of any river. Limestone is local (Wacissa), fourth generation gettin’ it right. You’re just not grillin’ without it!

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We love it when our vendors work together, and you harvest the rewards! Williams Gourmet and Marie’s Jelly have teamed up for some delicious new morning traditions. Get your jelly muffins only at the Frenchtown market!

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William’s Gourmet and Marie’s have more, but you’ll have to come see for yourself. We will give you a little hint…the lemon coconut cookies will not last! Gluten-free granola and what else, what else?? Get some!

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The farmers are toiling in the hot sun to bring the taste of a lovingly-tended field to your table and your tummy. Marvin’s Garden, Sanguon’s Organics and the iGrow Crew have all the peppers, onions, corn, okra, field peas, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, wild mushrooms and sweet potatoes you can shake some sea salt at. Saturday is the day, but keep drooling!

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While you’re at it, show some love and pick up a t-shirt. iGrow Whatever You Like is a program of the Tallahassee Food Network and those kids are doing important work. Celebrate them!

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EXPANDING FRESH FOOD ACCESS
The Frenchtown farmers market accepts SNAP/EBT and is the only place in town that can double your SNAP dollars (food stamps) to buy the fresh produce mentioned above. Come by the market and ask us how it works! Our vendors also accept WIC vouchers.
Beginning August 8th, we’re launching a three-part consumer workshop series that promotes purchase of local produce and health education. The one-hour workshops will also touch on how to use the market’s incentive programs. Classes are free! In fact, you get paid to come!
So, if you get SNAP assistance or know someone who does, hit us up on Facebook, the website or by email for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The Frenchtown market is going back to school on Saturday, August 15th! Come see us for School Night Solutions, dinner ideas with recipes that are on the table in 30 minutes or less. We’ll also have a Student Snack Station, samples of easy and healthy snacks that are good to your brain and your body. Kids activities, raffle prizes, music and more! Join us in saying hello to a great school year full of fresh food, sharp minds and happy bellies.
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There’s still time to register as a vendor for Frenchtown Heritage Fest 2015! There’s even still time to sign up as an event sponsor. Help us fill up Georgia street with celebration. Find vendor and sponsor packets on the website. Entertainers! We want to hear from you too. Come join the party! Frenchtown Heritage Fest 2015 will happen on Saturday, October 3rd on West Georgia Street. Mark your calendars!
COMMUNITY MATTERS
We want to hear from you! Tell us what you like and what you want to see at your farmers market. Follow us on Facebook, and join us every Saturday to Grow Community 🙂
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