Tuesday, June 3rd, threatened to storm as we gathered around Misha Johnson of Free Verse Farm. He planted our walkway herb garden last year and it is starting to come into its own. Misha told our participants how to design your own herb garden and tips for growing and maintaining the garden. There will be a part two to that workshop in September. We will take a look at the Walkway garden and Misha will show us how to harvest the herbs and maintain the plants over winter.
The Co-op’s E&O served on a panel of Co-op folks at the Consumer Education & Marketing Working Group meeting for the Farm to Plate Network. We represented as a smaller Co-op with a significant volume of volunteers and loyal customers. We also held our own with our dedication to locally made and sourced products.
The weather was beautiful for our June First Friday. We had music from the lovely Miranda Moody Miller and tasty treats from Yummy Yammy’s Sweet Potato Salsa. There was also a tasting of June’s Cave-to-Coop cheese, Bon Pere. By the way, if you liked the Roasted Red Pepper & Barley Salad that our Sweet Lilac Deli sampled out, you can find it in our to-go fridge next to the hot bar.
Seeing as the First Friday in July is the 4th, we will not be hosting a First Friday Event that month, but make sure to stop by on August 1st for our next one!
Carol Stedman of Clay Hill Corners came out to our Community Garden at Ratcliffe Park on the 9th and gave a group a chat and hands on experience putting together a no till garden. The crowd was very pleased with the info. Carol is a local grower. She provides flowers, greens, quiche and jam among other things, to our Co-op.
We’re looking forward to our Anniversary and Solstice Celebration this weekend, with family fun activities from 10am-4pm on Saturday the 21st. There will even be sewing classes upstairs in the Sew-op! But they’re pre-registration only, so make you sign up early to grab your spot!
For the general public come on over between 10am and 4pm with your coupon for 5% off all purchases. There will be an assortment of fun & free activities and community frolicking:
Live music outside between 11 and 2
Cookout from 11 to 1
Free samples inside the store
Cake & Ice Cream at 12:30
Kid’s activities all day
Free raffles! Drawing at 4pm
Please come out and spend some time and grab some grub!