Monday, June 2, 2008

New Forest Lakes Farmer's Market Big Opening Tomorrow!


I hope you north side Betty users will come out and support the exciting new Farmer's Market at Forest Lakes tomorrow from 4-7pm. I will be there for the opening (late - swim practice calls) with the Better World Beagle, Mugsy, and my two sons. I hope to see you there! I know the beautiful ladies from the Piedmont Environmental Council and Buy Fresh, Buy Local have really worked hard to push this great endeavor. Forest Lakes has about 5,000 residents - all of which are invited to attend as well as stop on by with extra goodies (flowers or veggies or homemade crafts) from their home gardens. Below are the details from Betty's event page:

Piedmont Environmental Council, Forest Lakes and Buy Fresh, Buy Local present...
Opening of the New Farmer's Market!
Tuesdays starting June 3rd, 4-7pm (rain or shine)
Forest Lakes, 1650 Ashwood Boulevard, South Recreational Facility parking area
Come out this Tuesday for the big opening of this new farmer's market! What makes this market unique is the open invitation to families to participate by coming out and selling their surplus fruits, veggies or flowers they have grown (even if it's just for one night). Also growers of food, flowers, live plants; local producers of meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, specialty food products; local food vendors selling prepared food (must comply with all local health department regulations) ; local artisans and crafters with items to sell and/or artistic services to offer (ex: face painting) ; local musicians and street performers are invited to be vendors. For more information: Contact Dawn Story at (434)977-2033 or to receive the Rules & Guidelines, the Vendor Registration Form and Liability Wavier. Then return the Vendor Registration Form by mail, email or fax. They will contact you to coordinate a space (spaces are limited). This year, it will be FREE to participate. All vendors are responsible for handling all federal, state and local guidelines for sales tax and business licensing. The Forest Lakes community is home to over 1,400 households and about 5,000 people.


1 comment:

StLmom said...

I am so thrilled about this! I live in Hollymead and since moving here almost three years ago have really missed having a Farmers' Market nearby. Getting downtown Saturday mornings has been far too difficult. I will definitely be swinging by Forest Lakes South on Tuesdays!