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on Sunday October 17, 3-6pm.
The market will be an opportunity for people mostly from Altadena to sell home grown and home made stuff, mostly food, to each other. Shopping at the market will require a free membership, which gets around the issue that we are not certified growers or making our prepared foods in commercial kitchens. Its a great chance to really show off the incredible bounty in Altadena and to create a more local food economy for everyone in the neighborhood.
Promotion for the event started yesterday on facebook. You can see the event info, and invite others to attend, here:
Everything from produce to seedlings, bread to honey, sauces and sodas, hair care products, pies, prepared foods, etc.
For vendor information and a vendor application. If you are interested in participating, please send the application back to me off line at email@example.com.
Vendor space is free, but the market is asking for 10% of cash sales — half of which will go to the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. The market is also encouraging vendors to accept Arroyo Time Bank dollars as well as real money.
A free membership is required to shop at the market. Membership forms will be available on site. Deadline for application for vendors is Oct. 1. To get a vendor form, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Putnam said that information about the market can be found on its Facebook page,
The Altadena Urban Farmer’s Market will run from 3 to 6 PM on Sun., Oct. 17, at the Zane Grey Estate, 396 E. Mariposa St.
This market is for home grown and home made stuff, mostly from Altadena, so its not like a regular farmers market. Since the providers are ho…me growers, they are not certified organic, but I would describe most of their practices as “beyond organic.” Best part is, you can just ask them, since its the actual grower that you will be buying from. I think the market planned for Farnsworth was more of a traditional farmers market, but was postponed due to concerns about parking availability near Farnsworth Park.
1. Marcia from HomeBody Botanicals lives right over the Altadena boarder in Pasadena, where she grows herbs and makes cool stuff right there on her homestead. Non-toxic herbal products she will be selling on Sunday include Refine: facial grains that replace soap, Breathe: chest rub, Soothe: calendula balm for itchy skin …and little abrasions, Relieve: arnica salve for achy muscles and joint pain, Wash: laundry detergent, Clean: household cleaner and Shine: repurposed lemon oil-infused dusting cloths.
2. Silk printing equipment.
Arroyo Food Co-op Bring your own T-shirt, apron, shopping bag and make it uniquely yours! ~Ginko
Ginko, from the Arroyo Food Co-op, will have a table at which you can have something screen printed with either the Arroyo Food Co-op logo or some veggies. So don’t forget to bring an old t-shirt or apron!
3. Pulled pork, ribs, and free-range chickens will be on the grill at the market! Several vendors will be offering food and drinks to enjoy on-site, so come hungry!
4. Based in Monrovia, CA, just east of Los Angeles, Big Slim’s Hickory Creek BBQ is a mobile BBQ smoker rig that also encompasses an event grill, a flat top grill, deep fryer and a complete mobile kitchen. Perfect for events of any size!