Newsletter for Friday April 25, 2014



THIS WEEK'S MARKET
This week is Regular Market Day, with a full line up of vendors.  Market will be held from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M.  This week will be the last of the Winter Market season.

May 2 will mark the beginning of the Summer Market season, when market will be held every Friday from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the market's year-round location at Cheviot United Methodist Church 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd.   

RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS
We love our vendors, for many reasons.  A major reason we love our vendors is because they listen to their customers and provide for them the items they request.  This week we are pleased to announce that Karen Blocher/Green GRRL Wisdom has expanded her lineup to include a much-requested item:  SOAPS.  Yes, for all of you who have waited patiently for Karen's soaps to "cure" your wait is over.  The following came in from Karen recently, just in time to pass the good news on to you.  And as you can see, she did not forget our doggie customers. 


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Soaps! Green GRRRL Wisdom will be premiering her soaps this Friday. Currently, Green GRRRL is offering four varieties: 1) Olive Oil soap - a basic mild, unscented castile soap; great for shaving, too, it leaves the skin super soft  2) an Oatmeal-Honey soap - can be used by everyone, but especially designed for sensitive skin, soothes irritations  3) Marshmallow Root Shampoo bar - with marshmallow root for easy detangling; coconut milk, jojoba oil and shea butter for moisturizing, this bar is great for all hair types and provides the extra moisture needed for dry hair, making even grey hair more manageable, and 4) Fresh Dawg soap - a minty blend designed to help your canine smell clean and repel fleas.
Karen will continue to offer the many other items in her lineup of herbal teas, essential oils, lotion bars and other body care products, and much more. 


REMINDERS
While some of you are long-time readers of the newsletter, people who are new to the market are reading the newsletter for the first time; therefore, the Reminders section is included each week so new folks can see what's happening around the market and around town.


Fox Run Produce and Learning Center will be bringing pork to LEWFM this Friday.  This will be in somewhat limited supply so check with Ame regarding how long she expects to have pork available.  Ame will also be bringing seed potatoes for those of you who want to try your hand at growing some of your own food.  If you're unsure about how to plant potatoes, Ame will be glad to give you some pointers. 

For a full listing of our vendors, their products, and services including:
  • Kids & Krafts (available starting at 4:45), where the kids can have loads of fun so you can leisurely shop the market
  • Many food and non-food items
  • and a list of vendors who accept credit cards
Check out our Vendors.


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The second in a series of four discussions on the Whys & Hows of Eating Local will take place next Tuesday, April 29.  If you missed the first session you are welcome to attend the remaining sessions and pick up the one/s you missed when the series runs again.  See all details below.

IMPORTANT LOCAL HAPPENING

THE WHYS & HOWS OF EATING LOCAL

A Series That Takes the Mystery Out of Eating Local


Although this series has already begun, it's not too late to attend the remaining sessions.  Also, note that the series will repeat; therefore, you can pick up any session when they are offered the next time.

When: Tuesdays March 25, April 29, May 27, June 24 *

Time:    7:00-9:00 P.M.                                                                  
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Where: Cheviot United Methodist Church

3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. 45211

Cost: $10 (free) per session**, $30 (free) for series**

Student rate; $5 (free) per session**, $15 (free) for series**



Presented by Learning to Live Sustainably,

with support from Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market



*We encourage participants to attend all four sessions; nevertheless, each session is stand alone and participants may pick and choose which sessions they wish to attend.  Sessions 1 & 2 cover the Whys.  Sessions 3 & 4 cover the Hows.  Series is scheduled to be repeated the last Tuesdays of July through October.


**The sessions are essentially free because each participant will receive 10, 30, 5, or 15 free Market Bucks, redeemable at any vendor booth at Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market.


Thanks to the folks at Cheviot UMC for allowing the program to be held at their church.


To RSVP or for further information, call (513) 481-1914 or email   mary.learningtolivesustainably@gmail.com

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SPECIAL VOLUNTEER REQUEST:  If you have experience in developing software programs and/or web based online ordering systems we would love to hear from you ASAP.  To learn more, please email us Here.

WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS.  We're always looking for volunteers!  If you're available to lend a hand at the Market any time between 1:30pm and 6:30pm on Fridays, or during the week for more behind the scenes activities, check out the link below to contact us!

VENDORSWe currently have openings for produce vendors.  If you are interested or know someone who might be, you may email us through the link below. 

Vendors/Volunteers Click Here!


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We hope to see you real soon at Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market!