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LAST FARMERS MARKET OF 2011 FEATURES FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE
The last Orofino Farmers Market for the 2011 season is Tuesday, October 11, 3 to 6 PM, at Orofino City Park.
Vendors normally dress up their booth a little more than usual, and many of the food vendors offer some freebie samples, including some celebrational food and beverages not part of their usual offerings. And of course, the Stottlemyers will be there with their warm, festive, old-time gospel music played live, by family members.
The Market’s third season was the most successful yet, reaching a record 20 vendor booths in August, and several weeks of 15 booths or more.
With the late spring, and prolonged nice fall weather, produce is still in plentiful supply. The public is invited to come down and make the most of Orofino’s fine farmers market, and let the vendors know how much you appreciate them.
(Email originally sent to the Clearwater Tribune)
To whom it may concern:
I don’t know who to contact regarding the Farmers Market in Orofino. But I knew YOU would know.
What I want to suggest is that they do not have it at the hottest time of day outdoor in the summer~ I know several people, myself included, who just never come to it for that reason. Not only is it at almost time to fix supper, but it is also the very HOTTEST time of a summer day. And I, for one, cannot take heat. I want to buy fresh produce that I can’t grow in my own garden SO BAD, but it is just not a convenient time, even if it were cooler.
I just read a bit about Idaho Falls’ Farmers Market — and I thought to myself: “OH, I so wish ours was at that time of day”. It says the Idaho Falls one is held every Saturday in the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It wouldn’t have to be exactly that to please me and the folks I have spoken to, but earlier than presently is better for sure~ Most women I know go downtown in summer when they have errands, in the MORNING. Or at least early afternoon.
Just a hint to whoever runs the Farmers Market, if they would like more business~ )
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14, the first day of the Market’s third full season will KICK off with a number of vendors!
Weather forecast is FANTASTIC!
Produce will be in short supply, BUT lots of other fun things to eat, fondle, gasp at, and buy will be in attendance. Check out the new vendors, and of course…. (imagine hearing a drum roll, as I am unable to duplicate one in this post)… good, old-fashioned gospel music by the Stottlemyer family, including voice, guitar, fiddle and harp.
We will SEE YOU THERE!
Come rain or shine, Orofino Farmers Market starts their third season on June 14, and will run approximately four months until October 11. The Market is open Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 6 PM at Orofino City Park. Travelers are invited to watch for signage around downtown on Market days, courtesy of John Allen.
Due to the long, wet, cool spring, produce is again behind schedule, so produce vendors will be added slowly to the Market. By August, produce will be the dominant feature of market vendors. In the meantime, expect an eclectic offering of crafts, garden and nursery plants, local USDA meats, and prepared and packaged foods, such as granola, jams, jellies, dry beans, and huckleberry specialty foods.
As of June 6, the weather forecast for the opener on June 14, is sunny, 73 degrees, and ZERO chance of precipitation. Come out and enjoy the sunshine and friendly vendors.
Old and new gospel music by the Stottlemyer family of Kooskia, is slated again for 2011 markets. Instruments include guitar, harp and fiddle.
At the 2011 planning meeting, held June 1, at the Clearwater County Extension office meeting room, elections were held for the new Board of Directors, which was expanded from five to seven. Re-elected incumbents include: David Stottlemyer, Debi Bordini, Ralph Roseberg, and Stephanie Skinner. New faces on the board include John Allen, Joyce Simonsen, and County Commissioner Carol Galloway.
New vendors are always welcome and appreciated by Market attendees and other vendors. For information, contact Tami Wayt at the University of Idaho Extension office in Orofino, (208) 476-4434.
For more information, stop by the Market website at www.OrofinoFarmersMarket.com. Be sure to sign up for news and updates with your email address.