Ivanhoe Farmer’s Market – July 8th newsletter

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Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market is kicking of the season in style!  Be sure to stop by and visit them on Fridays.  Their evening hours make it easy to stop by on your way home from the office to pick up all of the farm fresh, urban grown summer treats you need to give your family a healthy, delicious weekend!

 

2015 GRAND OPENING NEWSLETTER

June 19th – Sept. 25th

Its Finally Time for the 2015 Ivanhoe Farmers’ Market season!  

Message from the Market Manager

I want to tell you how super excited that we are, to get started with the 2015 season and began our fourth and biggest year.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating Kansas City’s focus on growing urban gardens as we continue focusing on revitalizing the Ivanhoe community.  

As the new market manager for Ivanhoe, allow me to welcome you to the 2015 season. To give you a little background information about me, I have being a gardener/farmer for about 30 years, starting out by helping my grandparents garden in their backyard.  I usually grow “regular” vegetables and greens, but focus on grow heirloom tomatoes and super hot peppers.  In addition to working with Ivanhoe, I run a small aquaponics consultation service, teaching people how to set up and maintain personal systems for residential and professional use.   

I would personally like to welcome you to the Ivanhoe farmer’s market and invite you to take time to make us your first visit, before your start your weekend.  I am doing what I can to make sure that when you visit our market, that you will want to tell your friends and return to see us on the following Friday.Our market is located in the parking lot of the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center, located ate 3700 Woodland.  The Ivanhoe Farmer’s Market starts June 19th and runs every Friday from 5-7 pm, until September 25th.
  • Can’t wait to see you!

    Eric Person


     

    Vendor Spotlight –  Eileen EllisEileen Ellis is one of our “Veteran Vendors”.  Eileen is a resident of Ivanhoe and has been growing and selling produce at the Ivanhoe Farmer’s market since it started, 4 years ago.  Eileen works as a school bus monitor and is a member of the Word Ministry group at her church.  She also grows food for her church, friends at her job and family.Eileen grows at the Ivanhoe community demo garden, in a 40 x 18 lot, and raised beds in the Ivanhoe neighborhood, provided by “Heroes House”.  Not having a vehicle and an $80.00 water bill are some of the barriers that prevent Eileen from growing as big as she wants to now, but she would eventually like to expand and grow regionally.Eileen is doing good things for her community in more than one way, so she is very busy.  One of the ways that we assist Eileen is by allowing her to stick around after market hours, to give her time to sell any produce that she might have to late visitors.Your local growers will have:  onions, potatoes, black raspberries, fresh herbs, and more!We accept cash, debit, and EBT/SNAP.


     

    Customer Loyalty Cards
    We would like to encourage you to keep coming back to visit us by offering you our Customer Loyalty Card.  For every $3 spent, have your vendor stamp one window.  Fill your card and receive a discount off of your next purchase and a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant or grocery store! Drawing will be held on Sept 25th, 2015 (Last Day of the Market)

    Grand Opening Vendors and Visitors

    Lutfi’s mobile truck will be selling hot catfish and chicken dinners.  Be sure not to miss out on this special treat.
    Poppy’s Ice Cream ready to sell and serve Fresh. Local. Ice Creams, sorbets and frozen custard.
    Music entertainment provided by DJ Jamel Rockwell  while you visit the Ivanhoe Farmers’ market.
    We are excited to have Mallie Boushaye visiting our market during the grand opening. Mallie Boushaye is a purveyor of luxury, natural, handcrafted soaps, lotions, bath salts and scrubs, body and massage oil related products.  They have organic oils, herbs and spices in our products, and commit 10% of their profits to charity.
    Pink Zebra, diva style! Fragrances touch all of our senses, evoking memories and stimulating our moods. Fragrance is what Pink Zebra is all about and what we enjoy bringing to you. Pink Zebra Sprinkles are a unique scented wax melt that is available in over 50 different scents – combining different scents together allows you to make your own custom blend.
    West Texas Girl fashion accessories.  Originating from Del Rio Texas, Amy makes Jewelry the old fashioned way. Each piece is hand made & no two are alike.  From hanging out with friends to a night out on the town, they have a piece for every occasion!  They believe in high quality with low prices!  They also do custom orders, just tell them what you want and they can make it happen!
    Volunteers from the University of Missouri Extension, will conduct cooking demonstrations and food tastings at the Ivanhoe Farmers’ market.

    HANDS-ONLY™ CPR will be at our Grand Opening to give on the spot training.
    Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help.When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.Link to web page
    HANDS-ONLY™ CPR CAN SAVE LIVES.Sponsored by the “INC Well”
    Free plants will be given away at the grand opening, while supplies last.In partnership with Missouri Department of Conservation
    The Health & Wellmobile will be on site to give:

    Free Hearing Screening
    Free Blood Sugar Testing
    Free Blood Pressure
    Free goodie bags to visitors that complete our Health Survey.

    The Health & Wellmobile program brings health and wellness to local communities, businesses and events in an effort to reach consumers with basic health screenings, services and education.  The Health & Wellmobile program and its services are available to everyone throughout the Kansas City Metro area.

    https://healthwellmobile.com/ Sponsored by the “INC Well”


    Spring Pea salad

    Total Time: 25 min
    Prep: 15 min
    Cook: 10 min
    Yield:6-8 servings
    Level:Easy

    Ingredients
    Kosher salt
    2 cups shelled fresh English peas (about 10 ounces)
    1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
    1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup chopped pitted dates
    Pinch of cayenne pepper
    2 teaspoons walnut oilDirections
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
    Fill a large bowl with ice water.
    If using fresh English peas, add to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 1 minute.
    Add the snap peas and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes, then add the snow peas and cook 30 seconds.
    Drain the peas and plunge into the ice water to cool.Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    Add the shallot and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
    Add the walnuts, dates and cayenne and cook until the nuts are slightly toasted, about 1 more minute.Drain the peas, shaking off the excess water, then add to the skillet.
    Add 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.
    Add the walnut oil and toss. Add more salt to taste.Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine


     

     

     

    Copyright © *2015 Ivanhoe Farmer’s Market, All rights reserved.
    Ivanhoe Farmer’s Market is located at 3700 Woodland, four blocks east of Paseo blvd*Our editors mailing address is:
    eperson@incthrives.org

     

 

 

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