Mid-summer and the veggies available at our local New Hartford Farmers’ Market are just amazing! At today’s market look for:
- Freshly-picked corn
- Ripe tomatoes
- Cool cucumbers, etc. etc. etc.!
Just too many fresh veggies available at this time of the year at our local Farmers’ Market for us to try and list, so go ahead and download a copy of the state Dept. of Agriculture’s Crop Availability Calendar. It’s a handy pocket guide for buying fresh, local veggies year-round (if you count mushrooms!): CT Grown Crop Availability Calendar (76).
Fresh veggies are a very good reason to stop by our local Farmers’ Market this afternoon. Other good reasons are the baked goods from Planted Feather and Better Baking By Beth, fresh pesto from Beckwith Brook Farm, duck and quail from MarWin Farm, local perennials from DanDee Acres and other specialty sellers.
A Kids’ Favorite: Play Dough With Karen
Karen Mangine is back at the Farmers’ Market with one of the kids’ favorite activities: her play dough table. Karen posted the following this morning on the Farmers’ Market Facebook page
“… There will be homemade play-dough, baskets of natural materials such as shells, pebbles, common household items to use as play-dough tools, and an open-ended invitation to enjoy the creative process!…”
Asked if adults would be allowed to play too, Karen responded:
“Of course! I can think of a bunch of reasons that it would be good for adults too….let’s start with a great stress release So….stop by no matter your age and pick up a ball of play dough to stroll around with. This summer’s play dough has a bit of beach sand in it too!”
And there you have perhaps the best reason of all to make the Farmers’ Market your regular Friday afternoon stop: It’s a great stress releaser to walk around, chat with nice people and listen to some good music while you shop for the freshest, best food around!
The New Hartford Farmers’ Market is held on the Green at Chapin Park in Pine Meadow from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday through mid-October. For the latest updates on the market visit the New Hartford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
Share A Free Summer Community Meal At North Congregational Church:YUM!
As you may have gathered from our past writings, the NewHartfordPlus crew loves good food, especially when it’s ready to eat without fussing in the kitchen. Here’s information about tonight’s FREE Community Meal at the North Congregational Church, from the same people who bring us the locally-famous Peach Cobbler. Need we say more?…
Take the evening off from cooking and head down to the Summer Community Meal at the North Congregational Church. On the menu this evening will be:
Pulled pork or chicken sandwich, coleslaw, and of course, dessert.
If past Community Meals are anything to go by, the food will be delicious! So stop by and join those of us in town who have discovered that you just can’t beat great, home-made food served up in a friendly, community setting.
The Free Community Meals are held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Congregational Church at 17 Church Street North (behind the Post Office) in New Hartford. The meals are free but goodwill offerings are accepted.
For more information call the church office at 860-379-2466.
To learn more about the community at the North Congregational Church visit the North Congregational Church’s website.
Fugitives On The Run At Ski Sundown’s Fugitive Mud Run On Saturday
Ski Sundown will be hosting a Fugitive Mud Run tomorrow, Saturday, July 28. The Mud Runs, events that take place across the country, are described as follows on the Fugitive Mud Run website:
“The Fugitive Run is a 3 mile escape run where you’ll try to climb, jump, run, and crawl your way to freedom. Angry guards will hunt you down, inmates may try to help you or lead you astray, route choices along the way may lead to capture or the free world. You’ll never know what is around the next turn. Get captured and wind up in the hole.
Find your way to the Freedom Celebration with music, special inmate challenges, Inmate Kitchen, and drink…”
The 3-mile run is all set up at Ski Sundown. The course starts outside the lodge and winds its along the trails up to the top of Ratlum Mountain. Download a copy of tomorrow’s course map: 2012 Ski Sundown Fugitive Mud Run Course Map (18).
Most of the runs are already filled. If you’d like to register to compete, there are only 11 slots still available in the 11:30 a.m. Heat. To register visit the Fugitive Mud Run – CT page on FeeMania.com.
Mud runs will be held every half hour from 9 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. The event is free for spectators and promises to be a great time!
For more information visit the Escape From New Hartford CT pageon the FugitiveMudRun.com website.